•  September 19, 2024
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  •  September 20, 2024
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment 2 (TPBA2)

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; 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.

There will be a one-hour lunch break beginning around 11:30am each day.

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# )
  • EI Credit in the area of Assessment

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Tri County Special Education Association


  • 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.


1101 North Main Street, Normal, Illinois, 61761, United States

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