School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

  • Children with LSD may be absent due to surgery, illness and/or medical appointment.
  • Fatigue may be a symptom of a condition (like Gaucher) or may be a side effect from disordered sleep. 

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 breaks.
  • 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.
  • Children with LSDs may be tired and require rest opportunities or breaks in their day.