Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment-2 (TPBA-2)
TPBA is an authentic and developmentally appropriate method to evaluate children ages birth to six years of age. This team approach includes professionals and family members as equal partners. TPBA is led by child interest and based on the use of developmental toys and materials in a natural play setting. Developmental guidelines and age referencing are used to interpret observations and determine age levels which show the child’s strengths, skills and any developmental concerns.
- Learning and Play - Reviews the levels of learning, the levels of play and the types of play.
- Play Facilitation Checklist - A self-assessment tool to be used by teams conducting TPBA-2 to measure the effectiveness of the play facilitation process.
- Play Theme Planning Guide - A guide for planning out a play theme to be used during assessment or in the classroom to elicit skills from a child during play.
- Play Facilitation Strategies - Descriptive list of strategies that can be used by the play facilitator during the assessment.
- Sample Play Theme Planning Guides - Describe activities and materials that may be used to elicit skills from a child during play. They include: beach theme, birthday party theme, cars and trucks theme, doctor theme, farm theme, firefighter theme, and a restaurant theme.
- Parent letter - Sample letter that can be sent home prior to the assessment explaining the TPBA-2 process and what to expect the day of the assessment.
- Parent Facilitator Question Guide - List of questions that a parent facilitator might ask a parent during the assessment. These are often common items that may not be easily seen during an assessment.
- Parent Feedback Form - Sample form to be completed by team members during the parent/family debrief following the TPBA-2 giving parents a quick view of the child’s strengths and next steps.
Team Development and Planning
- Play-Based Assessment Planning Guide - A guide to be used by teams who want to become a play-based assessment teams, including who is involved and resources needed.
- Sample Assessment Team Composition - An example of how a team might schedule team members for assessments.
- Three Models for Team Interaction - An explanation of the various types of team interaction: multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary.
- Promoting Role Release - A guide to help assessment teams understand the process of role release as members of a transdisciplinary team.
- Steps in the Screening Process - Flow chart depicting the steps of the screening, referral and eligibility process.
- Educational and Clinical Models of Service Delivery - Explains why the type and goals of therapy may be different from one another.
- TPBA-2 Summary Sheet and Graph Instructions - Instructions on using the template to enter age ranges and clusters from each of the TPBA-2 domains to determine percent delay. Provides guidance for reporting adaptive behavior measures from TPBA-2.
- Sample TPBA-2 Summary Sheet and Graph - A completed spreadsheet depicting age ranges and percent delay in each domain of the TPBA-2.
- TPBA-2 Summary Sheet and Graph (blank) - Blank template to be used for entering age ranges and clusters in order to calculate the percent delay in each domain of the TPBA-2.
- TPBA-2 Report format - Sample format for reporting results of TPBA-2 assessment. Also available as a TPBA- Report format brief, as a sample format for an abbreviated report of TPBA-2 results.
- Sample Preschool Health Assessment - Sample health assessment form to be completed by the parent and health care provider.
- Information on ordering Dr. Toni Linder’s Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment-2 and the Administrator’s Guide for TPBA-2 can be found through Brookes Publishing: https://products.brookespublishing.com/HSearch.aspx?k=tpba+2
- References Supporting TPBA-2 - List of books and articles supporting the use of Transdisciplinary Play-based Assessment.