•  March 29, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  •  March 30, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment 2 (TPBA2)

[The site for this training has changed to Lincoln Land Community College – Trutter Center. It was originally advertised as being at Illinois Educators Credit Union, but can no longer be held there.]

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs

Description – Transdisciplinary Play-based Assessment (TPBA2) and Transdisciplinary Play-based Intervention (TPBI2) provide authentic family-focused assessment and intervention approaches for both home and school. In this presentation participants will learn how to use the TPBA2 process, how to be part of a transdisciplinary team, observe children in playful interactions with parents, adults, and peers, determine developmental levels and needs, and make a functional intervention plan. Participants will practice using the materials by observing videos of actual assessments.

Continuing Education – This training will provide 10 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area C (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Springfield Public School District 186 Student Support Services


  • Toni Linder
    Toni Linder, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program, Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver in Colorado. Dr. Toni Linder has been a leader in the development of authentic assessment for young children and is known for her work on Transdisciplinary Play-based Assessment and Transdisciplinary Play-based Intervention (1990, 1993, 2008). In addition, she developed Read, Play, and Learn (1999), an inclusive, literature and play-based curriculum for preschool and kindergarten learning and development. She consults nationally and internationally on assessment, intervention, early childhood education, program development, family involvement issues, and the importance of play to children’s development. Dr. Linder has conducted research on a variety of issues, including observation of play skills, transdisciplinary influences on development, parent-child interaction, curriculum outcomes, and using technology for professional development in rural areas.


5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois, United States

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