The Pediatric Coping and Language Lab studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children’s adaptation to stress. Our research focuses on families faced with chronic stressors, such as a child’s medical illness, to better understand how family coping, language and communication, and sociocultural context impact children’s mental and physical health outcomes.
The goal of this study is to understand the factors that help families cope with the disease and its impact on marital and family relationships.
Our research in this area seeks to understand coping in low-SES Latinx children with asthma and their parents, and how these factors impact children’s asthma control, emotional and behavioral well-being, and school outcomes.
Bilingualism & CBPR
We are exploring the potential impact of language ability on coping and mental health in English-Spanish bilingual youth using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.
UT Austin College of Education George I. Sánchez Bldg 1912 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712.
Learn more about participating in the research or joining the PCL Lab.