Absences and Fatigue
What you need to know
- Children with mitochondrial disorders may be absent due to surgery, illness and/or medical appointments.
- Individuals need to learn to conserve energy and accept help from others.
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.
- May be tired and require rest opportunities or breaks
- Eliminate unnecessary effort.
- Plan ahead.
- Prioritize activities.
See more at MitoAction - Dealing with the Fatigue of Mito.