Caring for Children with Asthma

About this resource
Reviewed: 2017

IEL Resource(s)

Online Resource(s)

Diagnosing Asthma in Babies and Toddlers
It can be difficult to diagnose asthma in babies and toddlers. This resource by HealthyChildren explains how parents can help by observing symptoms and sharing these with the health care provider.

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
This checklist provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute can be used by child care providers to self-evaluate their programs for obstacles to the safety of children with asthma. Filter by “asthma” on this page to find the resources. (Also available in Spanish)

Asma Resumen — Spanish (Asthma Overview)
This page from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America includes links to information in Spanish related to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma.


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The AAFA is the leading and oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 
The AAAAI is a professional organization that is dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice related to allergy, asthma, and immunology.

Additional Resource(s)

The Lion Who Had Asthma
Jonathon London
Albert Whitman, 1992

Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story about Asthma—A Concept Book
Virginia Kroll
Albert Whitman, 2005