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Administration Guide for Transdisciplinary Play-based Assessment 2 and Transdisciplinary Play-based Intervention 2
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Early childhood professionals: the new ""Transdisciplinary Play-Based System"" is here, and it's ever! For 15 years, this highly acclaimed linked system has been one of the most natural, easy-to-use assessment and intervention approaches for children birth to age six - and now it's been completely revised and updated so it's even more effective and user-friendly.Why choose ""TPBA2"" and ""TPBI2""? This popular system gets accurate assessment results and improves child outcomes because it's: play-based, so children are relaxed, engaged, and motivated enough to show the full range of their skills and abilities; child-directed, so it encourages spontaneity and creativity and is easy to use in home-based settings; strengths-focused, assessing what children can do instead of what they can't; and, parent-friendly, tapping into the invaluable expertise of those who know the child best.Current ""TBPA/I"" users will find the basics unchanged.Professionals start with ""TPBA2"", a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to assessment with in-depth child development information. While the child engages in natural play with a parent, professionals use the practical guidelines and useful developmental information to assess 4 domains - sensorimotor, emotional and social, communication and language, and cognition - and gather qualitative information about what the child can do.Then, with ""TBPI2"", professionals partner with parents to choose customized play-based interventions that help children make progress across domains and generalize their new skills in different situations and settings.All forms needed to execute ""TPBA2"" and ""TPBI2"" are included in the manuals and are photocopiable. For ease of use, the forms are also sold separately. Paper forms come in a gummed tablet that includes one each of the 7 essential forms needed for assessment and intervention (one tablet per child).
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Dr. Toni Linder is Professor Emeritus in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Dr. 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, and family involvement issues. Dr. Linder has conducted research on a variety of issues, including transdisciplinary influences on development, parent-child interaction, curriculum outcomes, and using technology for professional development in rural areas. In 2012 Dr. Linder formed Early Learning Dynamics LLC to serve as a platform for her continuing consulting, curriculum development, and play-based assessments. Dr. Linder will use Early Learning Dynamics to serve children worldwide.

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"A useful framework for our professionals to grow into a truly transdisciplinary team." -- Manuela Sanches Ferreira, Ph.D. "TPBA/I 2 have revolutionized assessment methodologies for preschool age children . . . consistently yields comprehensive, rich data as evidence to develop intervention teaching strategies that address the development of the whole child." -- Margie Larsen, M.Ed. "Allows the family to be actively involved in the assessment, calls attention to play behaviors and engagement, and provides rich information that proved useful to intervention planning. TPBA/I are pivotal to providing quality services within the child's natural environment and integrating the child's goals into daily activities and routines." -- Shannon Haley-Mize

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