BELLE Publications

     Reach  Out and Read
      Mendelsohn  AL. Promoting language and literacy through reading aloud: The role of the pediatrician.  
            Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2002  July; 32(6): 183-210.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Mogilner LN, Dreyer BP, Forman JA et al. The impact of a clinic-based literacy 
            intervention on language development in inner-city preschool  children. Pediatrics. 2001; 107:
      Needlman  R, Toker KH, Klass P, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL. Effectiveness of a primary care  intervention
            to support reading aloud: A multi-center  evaluation. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005; 5(4), 209-215.

      Assessment  of Parenting (StimQ)
      Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, Tamis-LeMonda CS. Assessing the child’s cognitive  home environment 
             through parental report:  Reliability and validity. Early Development and Parenting. 1996; 5:271-

      StimQ Cognitive Home Environment

      Parenting  and Child Development
      Berkule SB, Dreyer BP, Huberman HS, Fierman AH, Mendelsohn AL. Attitudes about shared reading 
             among at-risk mothers of newborn babies. Ambulatory  Pediatrics 2007; 7:45-50.
      Berkule SB, Dreyer BP, Klass PE, Huberman HS, Yin HS, Mendelsohn AL. Mothers' expectations  for  
             shared reading following delivery: Implications at 6 months.  Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2008; 8(3):
      Green  CM, Berkule SB, Dreyer BP, Fierman AH, Huberman HS, Klass P, Tomopoulos S, Yin  HS, Morrow 
             LM, Mendelsohn AL.   Does maternal literacy account for associations between education and 
             parenting in low SES families? Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  2009;
      Tomopoulos  S, Dreyer BP, Flynn V, Rovira I, Tineo W, Mendelsohn AL. Books, toys, parent-child 
             interaction and development in young Latino children.  Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2006; 6(2): 72-79.
      Maternal  Depression
      Berkule SB, Huberman HS, Dreyer BP, Cates CB, Arevalo J, Ledesma J, Burtchen N,  Mendelsohn AL.  
             Reducing maternal depressive symptoms through pediatric  primary care interventions to
             enhance parenting. Platform presentation at the  Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May
             2012, Boston, MA.
      Cutler CB, Legano LA, Dreyer BP, Fierman AH, Berkule SB, Lusskin SI, Tomopoulos S,  Roth M, 
             Mendelsohn AL. Screening for maternal depression in a low  education population using a two
             item questionnaire. Archives of Women's Mental  Health.  2007;10: 277–283.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Berkule SB, Tomopoulos S, Tamis-LeMonda CS, Huberman HS, Alvir J, Dreyer  BP.           
            Infant television exposure associated  with limited parent-child verbal interactions. Archives of 
            Pediatrics & Adolescent  Medicine. 2008;162(5):411-417.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Brockmeyer C, Dreyer BP, Fierman AH, Berkule S, Tomopoulos S.  Do verbal 
            interactions with infants during electronic media exposure  mitigate adverse impacts on their
            language development as toddlers? Infant and  Child Development. 2010; 19(6): 577-593.
      Tomopoulos  S, Dreyer BP, Berkule S, Fierman AH, Brockmeyer C, Mendelsohn AL. Infant 
            media exposure and toddler development. Archives of  Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2010;
            164(9): 1105-1111.
      Tomopoulos S, Dreyer BP, Valdez P, Flynn V, Foley G, Berkule SB, Mendelsohn AL. Media content  and 
            externalizing behaviors in Latino toddlers. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007; 7: 232-238.
      Tomopoulos S, Valdez P, Dreyer BP,  Fierman AH,  Berkule SB, Kuhn M, Mendelsohn AL. Is exposure to 
            media intended for preschool children associated with less parent-child  shared reading aloud
            and  teaching activities?  Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007; 7: 18-24.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Dreyer BP, Brockmeyer CA, Berkule SB, Huberman HS, Tomopoulos S. 
            An RCT of primary care pediatric parenting programs: Impacts  on reduced media exposure in
            infants, mediated through enhanced parent-child  interaction. Archives of Pediatrics & 
            Adolescent Medicine. 2011b; 164(12): 1105-11.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Dreyer BP, Brockmeyer CA, Berkule SB, Morrow LM. Fostering early 
            development and school readiness in pediatric settings. In  D. Dickinson & S.B. Neuman (Eds).
            Handbook of Early Literacy Research:  Volume 3. The Guilford Press: New York. 2011c.
      Mendelsohn  AL, Dreyer BP, Flynn V, Tomopoulos S, Rovira I, Tineo W, Pebenito C, Torres C, 
            Torres H, Nixon AF. Use of videotaped interactions during pediatric well-child care to promote
            child development: a randomized,  controlled trial. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral
            Pediatrics. 2005;  26(1): 34-41. 
      Mendelsohn  AL, Huberman HS, Berkule SB, Brockmeyer C, Morrow  LM, Dreyer BP. 
            Primary care strategies for promoting parent-child  interactions and school readiness in at-risk
            families: Early findings from the  Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy and Education
            Success (BELLE).  Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2011a; 165(1): 33-41. 
      Mendelsohn  AL, Valdez PT, Flynn V, Foley GM, Berkule SB, Tomopoulos  S, Tineo W, Dreyer BP. Use of 
            videotaped interactions during pediatric well-child care:  Impact at 33 months on parenting and 
            on child development.   Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2007; 28(3): 206-