What you need to know
Absences should not be a big factor for school aged children.
However, sleep problems are common in individuals with Down syndrome, and may lead to fatigue.
- When tired children can be restless, whiny, and difficult to calm.
- When tired a child may have difficulty focusing and learning new information.
- Children may have sleep apnea due to the obstruction of upper airway by large adenoids and/or tonsils.
What you can do
Contact parents if changes are noticed.