Toni Linder

July 23, 2019 - 1 minute read

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.