School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know


  • Children with CHD may be absent due to surgery, illness and/or medical appointment.


  • Children with CHDs maybe tired and require rest opportunities or breaks in the day

What you can do

  • Help to make transitions in and out of school as seamless as possible
  • Allow extra time for assignments and/or provide make up work as needed.
  • Make accommodations for resting or taking break
  • Have peers share class notes
  • Monitor work so that it is challenging, but there are attainable and realistic goals
  • Plan for absences and consider tutoring
  • Communication with parents is important to meet these challenges
  • Provide rest breaks, extra water and monitor them in not conditions