TPBA2 & TPBI2
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition (TPBA2), and Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, Second Edition (TPBI2)
Use to evaluate
Development of young children in four key domains: sensorimotor, emotional and social, communication and language, and cognition
Birth to six years
Early childhood educators and special educators, early interventionists, and therapists. Parents are closely involved as an integral part of the team
60–90 minutes for a complete TPBA2 play session
Play-based assessment & intervention
The Transdisciplinary Play-Based System is one of the most natural, easy-to-use assessment and intervention approaches for children birth to age 6. Trusted for more than 25 years, this popular, highly effective system helps you get accurate assessment results, develop customized play-based intervention plans, identify children’s service needs, and evaluate child progress.
At the heart of the system is a fun and naturalistic play session where children are relaxed and engaged. Focusing on what children can do instead of what they can’t, TPBA2 elicits more meaningful and accurate results than many traditional assessment strategies. Assessment data is easily linked to individualized, play-based intervention activities with TPBI2.
The TPBA2 and TPBI2 system:
- is play-based and child-directed, so children are relaxed, engaged, and motivated
- directly links assessment and intervention
- aligns with DEC and NAEYC guidelines
- keeps parents involved
- focuses on what children can do instead of what they can’t
- helps you determine a child’s eligibility for services
What You'll Need
Additional products and resources
View a sample Observation Summary Form
Training and free webinars
Get training on Using TPBA2 to Assess Young Children Through Play.
Get training on Using TPBI2 to Develop Effective Play-Based Interventions for Young Children.
Use the Observing Kassandra DVD for a convenient, cost-effective way to practice skills in a simulated TPBA2 session and boost interrater reliability.
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TPBA) and Intervention (TPBI) for young children
For programs serving children from birth–6, learn how to use the popular Transdisciplinary Play-Based System to assess children in natural settings and choose customized interventions.