This list of resources is helpful for parents, caregivers, and teachers who are caring for children with asthma.
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Learn How to Control Asthma also in Spanish
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This website contains helpful strategies for managing asthma and general information about
asthma. This resource is available in a variety of other languages.
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
This page includes links to information related to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma. Click the ‘Programs’ tab for Spanish education programs and resources.
Diagnosing Asthma in Babies and Toddlers
It can be difficult to diagnose asthma in babies and toddlers. This resource explains how parents can help by observing symptoms and sharing these with the health care provider.
Source: South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (SSPAC)
This resource offers practical how-to videos on how to use an inhaler with spacer and mask for young children. The website also contains general information about asthma, its triggers, and treatments.
Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
This page provides an overview of asthma, as well as information about symptoms & diagnosis, and treatment & management.
Managing Asthma also in Spanish
This article offers information about medications and devices used to help manage asthma.
Asthma Friendly Childcare: A Toolkit for Understanding and Managing Asthma
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
This document provides a comprehensive toolkit with information about the causes of asthma and strategies for managing it.
Asthma in Children also in Spanish
Source: Medline Plus
This article from
Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), includes information on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of asthma.
Childhood Asthma also in Spanish
Source: Mayo Clinic
This website includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for children with asthma. It is also available in a few other languages.
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting? also in Spanish
Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This checklist can be used by childcare providers to self-evaluate their programs for obstacles to the safety of children with asthma. The Spanish version, downloadable from the website, is also free.
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
Child Care Center
Family Child Care
Parents / Family
Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
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