PlayReadVIP Publications

One of the strengths of PlayReadVIP is that it has been rigorously studied by world-class developmental psychologists and pediatricians.  Many peer-reviewed scientific journal articles have been published on the impacts and benefits of PlayReadVIP.  In addition, Dr. Mendelsohn’s work is presented regularly at national and international scientific conferences, including the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biannual Meeting, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference, Biannual International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS), Head Start Biannual National Research Conference on Early Childhood, and Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Annual Meeting.



PlayReadVIP: Selected Publications

Weisleder, A, Cates, CB, Dreyer, B, Berkule Johnson, S, Huberman, H, Seery, A, Canfield, C, Mendelsohn, AL. Promotion of positive parenting and prevention of socioemotional disparities. Pediatrics 2016, 137(2).


Cates CB, Weisleder A, Mendelsohn AL. Mitigating the Effects of Family Poverty through Early Child Development Interventions in Primary Care. Academic Pediatrics 2016. In Press.


Cates, CB, Weisleder, A, Dreyer, BP, Berkule Johnson, S, Vlahovicova, K, Ledesma, J, & Mendelsohn, AL. Leveraging healthcare to promote responsive parenting: Impacts of the Video Interaction Project on parenting stress. Journal of Family Studies 2015, 1-9.


Canfield, C, Weisleder, A, Cates, CB, Huberman, H, Dreyer, BP, Legano, L, Berkule Johnson, S, Seery, A, & Mendelsohn, AL. Primary care parenting intervention effects on use of corporal punishment among low-income parents of toddlers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2015, 36(8), 586-593.


Berkule SB, Cates CB, Dreyer BP, Huberman HS, Arevalo J, Burtchen N, Weisleder A, Mendelsohn AL. Reducing Maternal Depressive Symptoms Through Promotion of Parenting in Pediatric Primary Care. Clinical Pediatrics 2014; 460-469. PMID: 24707022


Mendelsohn AL, Cates CB, Weisleder A, Berkule SB, Dreyer BP. Promotion of Early School Readiness Using Pediatric Primary Care as an Innovative Platform. Zero to Three 2013; 34 (1), 29-40.


Cates CB, Dreyer BP, Berkule SB, White LJ, Arevalo JA, Mendelsohn AL. Infant Communication and Subsequent Language Development in Children from Low-Income Families: The Role of Early Cognitive Stimulation. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Journal of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics 2012; 33(7), 577-585. (PMCID: PMC3434454).


Mendelsohn AL, Huberman HS, Berkule-Silberman SB, Brockmeyer CA, 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 and Adolescent Medicine 2011, 165 (1), 33-41.


Mendelsohn AL, Dreyer BP, Brockmeyer CA, Berkule-Silberman 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. Arch of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2011; 165 (1), 42-48.


Mendelsohn AL, Dreyer BP, Brockmeyer CA, Berkule-Silberman, S.B., & Morrow, L.M. Fostering early development and school readiness in pediatric settings. In D. Dickinson & S.B. Neuman (Eds). Handbook of Early Literacy Research: Volume 3. New York: Guillford, 2011; 279-294.


Mendelsohn AL, Brockmeyer C, Dreyer BP, Fierman AH, Berkule-Silberman 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.


Morrow LM, Mendelsohn AL, Kuhn MR. Characteristics of Three Family Literacy Programs that Worked. In Dunsmore K and Fisher D, eds. Bringing Literacy Home. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2010.


Berkule SB, Dreyer BP, Forrest EK, Mendelsohn AL. The Video-Interaction Project: A Pediatric Care Intervention to Promote Parent-Child Interaction. Ab Initio International 2008; Spring.


Mendelsohn AL, Valdez P, Flynn V, Foley G, Berkule S, Tomopoulos S, Fierman AH, 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; 28:206–212.


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: An RCT. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2005; 26(1), 34-41.


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.