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 SpanishSource: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.
also in SpanishSource: HealthyChildren
This article offers information about medications and devices used to help manage asthma.
Asthma Friendly Childcare: A Toolkit for Understanding and Managing Asthma (PDF)
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 SpanishSource: 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.
also in SpanishSource: 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 SpanishSource: 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
- Preschool Program
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
- Parents / Family
- Teachers / Service providers
- Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
- Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
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