Teenagers and transition to adult asthma care

1) What is transition?

Teenage boy in clinic waiting room

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  • A time to move on.
  • Getting ready to move from the children’s asthma clinic to the adult clinic usually between the ages of 11 to 16.
  • Your child learns about their asthma.
  • Your child learns how to manage their asthma.
  • Your dependent child is becoming an independent adult.
  • The process of transition is gradual and it is not the same as transfer from one service to another immediately.