*We are currently recruiting families only. Please click on the “contact the Project Play staff” link below if you are interested in helping us locate families for Project Play.
We are looking for professionals who would like to learn how to administer the professional version of the Developmental Play Assessment (DPA-P). Training will include participation in an on-line training program on how to administer the DPA-P. A certificate of completion will be issued to those who successfully complete the training.
How can I help?
We are looking for center directors who can help us recruit professionals who would be interested in administering the DPA-P.
Who can participate?
Professionals who work in early intervention or early childhood and preschool programs, i.e.;
- Early Intervention Specialists
- Childcare Providers
- Preschool Teachers
- (Early) Head Start Providers
- Any other professionals who work with children between the ages of 8 months to 60 months (5 years of age), with or without disabilities, delays, or risks for delays
What does participation involve?
- Professionals will learn how to administer the DPA-P by completing several interactive online training modules. These modules can be completed on their own time using their home computers.
- Professionals will be asked to administer the DPA-P to 10-20 children. For each administration, they will watch and score the child’s natural play for 30-minutes.
Where will administration of the DPA-P occur?
The observations should be collected in a setting that is familiar to the child and the child’s caregiver:
- Child’s home
- Child’s program or school
- Child’s childcare setting
What will we receive for participating?
- Free training on using the DPA-P for the participating professionals
- A set of DPA-P toys
How can I get more information?
Please contact the Project Play staff for more information about participating!