“One in seven children suffer from asthma, and it's estimated 586,000 school days are lost each year due to asthma,” says Teresa Demetriou, GM - Education and Research at the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.
The content in the resource will help parents ensure their child stays fit, healthy, and happy. It can be easily accessed online, and is simple and easy to use.
The “Managing your child’s asthma” resource will also help parents and caregivers to answer these questions:
“Asthma is a common New Zealand illness, but it’s scary for parents when it affects their child. It’s not unusual for parents to find it difficult to take in information, or leave the doctor’s office feeling overwhelmed and wishing they had asked more questions,” says Demetriou.
“Because everyone learns in different ways, we have produced the resource as a printed booklet and an online learning tool that includes narrations,” says Demetriou.
Visit learnaboutlungs.org.nz to view the online learning tool.