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School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

  • Most children with Williams syndrome will not have increased absences due to medical issues, but this possibility should be discussed with the parents.
  • Sleep problems are common and may lead to fatigue during the day.
  • Low muscle tone and problems with balance and body position sense may lead to increased fatigue.

What you can do

  • Ask the parents about medical issues that might affect the child’s attendance
  • Alert the parents of changes in the child’s energy level
  • Use a communication book between school and home to keep track and learn about issues at home that may affect fatigue