Join us for a free PARiConnect webinar!

Join us for a live webinar on Friday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. ET to discover the features and benefits of our online assessment tool.

The information presented is useful whether you’ve recently signed up for PARiConnect or if you’re just curious and want to learn more.

Whether you’re in private practice or part of a large organization, this interactive session will help you learn how to use PARiConnect to simplify your assessment process.

During this webinar, you will:

  • See a real-time demonstration of PARiConnect, including viewing the online assessment process from start to finish.

  • Learn about the flexibility of the system, in particular the different administration options available (e.g., e-mail, onscreen, and manual data entry).

  • Find out how to manage large numbers of accounts, clinicians, and clients.

  • Observe how to import and export data in large batches.

  • Get information on capturing the current status of inventory and reallocating uses.

Space is limited; register today!

Proud to be a UW Most Generous Workplace

Last week, we welcomed Suzanne McCormick from United Way Suncoast to our office. She came to award PAR as #22 on the list of Most Generous Workplaces. We are so thrilled to be in the company of the other organizations represented on this list, all of which foster a culture of caring and philanthropy among their employees. Further, we are so proud of our employees for their generous support of United Way.

Learn more about how you can get involved with United Way where you live.

Order the TAPS-4 today!

The new Test of Auditory Processing Skills—Fourth Edition (TAPS-4) provides clinicians a reliable way of measuring auditory processing skills. Phonological processing, auditory memory, and listening comprehension are the three major areas analyzed by this assessment.

A wide variety of subtests provide information on the language processing and comprehension skills of the client. Subtests include Word (Pair) Discrimination, Phonological Deletion, Phonological Blending, Syllabic Blending, Number Memory Forward, Word Memory, Sentence Memory, Number Memory Reversed, Processing Oral Directions, Auditory Comprehension, and Auditory Figure-Ground. The included audio CD features audio administration for the subtests for which proper pronunciation of speech sounds is critical, resulting in more consistent administration and more reliable results.

This edition also offers fully updated normative data as well as an expanded age range to accommodate a wider range of clients.

The TAPS-4 is now available. Visit the product page for more information!

The AAB is now on the Training Portal!

Whether you’re a long-time user of the Academic Achievement Battery™ (AAB™) family of products or you are considering your first purchase from this product family, now you can enroll in a free training course to learn more about this assessment!

The new AAB is ideal for measuring basic reading, math, spelling, and reading comprehension skills quickly and reliably. The new AAB can be used in educational, research, or clinical settings to confidently evaluate achievement in just 15 to 30 minutes to get an accurate overview of an individual’s educational skills. The AAB is ideal for evaluating fundamental academic skills during an initial evaluation, during reevaluation, or when working with those referred for learning, behavior, or vocational concerns across the life span.

A Comprehensive Form, which offers a complete evaluation of academic skills, and a Screening Form, which offers a fundamental evaluation of reading, math, spelling, and writing skills, are also available and have courses available on the Training Portal.

Each free, interactive course will give you a quick overview of the product, explain what makes it unique, and provide insight into how it was developed. And, best of all, the Training Portal is always available, so you can learn more on your schedule.

To access the Training Portal, use your username and password to log in. Don’t have a free account? Register now

SPECTRA: Built on the three-factor model of psychopathology

The new SPECTRA™: Indices of Psychopathology offers clinicians a new way to assess psychopathology. A brief, self-administered multiscale measure of psychopathology and functioning, the SPECTRA is based on quantitative model of psychopathology.

The SPECTRA measures 12 clinically important constructs (depression, anxiety, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress, alcohol problems, severe aggression, antisocial behavior, drug problems, psychosis, paranoid ideation, manic activation, and grandiose ideation). These constructs are organized into three higher-order spectra of Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing. The constructs map on to DSM-5 conditions and help link assessment findings to the quantitative model research literature. The three spectra combine to provide a General Psychopathology Index score, which measures the total burden of psychopathology. Three supplemental scales include Cognitive Concerns, Psychosocial Functioning, and Suicidal Ideations.

 The SPECTRA takes just 15-20 minutes to administer and can be administered and scored on paper or via the PARiConnect online assessment system. The SPECTRA is useful when evaluating individuals in a variety of clinical settings, such as inpatient and outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings. It also can help track progress over time if administered repeatedly.

 To learn more about the SPECTRA, visit the product page, where you can view a sample PARiConnect report and other supplemental information.

Chicago in February?<br>PAR will be at the coolest NASP ever!

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention will be held February 13 to 16 in Chicago and PAR will be there. If you’ll be attending NASP, we hope you’ll visit the PAR booth and say hello! You can view product samples and even meet some of your favorite authors!

Here’s the schedule of when the authors will be available at our booth.

February 14

1-2 p.m.: Peter Isquith, PhD, coauthor of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition (BRIEF®2)

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Sandra Chafouleas, PhD, coauthor of DBR Connect™

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Steven Feifer, DEd, author of the Feifer Assessment of Reading™ (FAR™) and
Feifer Assessment of Mathematics™ (FAM™)

February 15

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Steven Feifer, DEd

2-3 p.m.: Peter Isquith, PhD

We also hope you’ll also make time to attend these informative sessions being presented by our PAR authors.

Presentation title




MS039: DBR Connect: Using Technology to Enhance Screening and Progress Monitoring

February 13


10-11:50 a.m.

Sandra Chafouleas, PhD

SS031: 20 Years of Evidence: Assessing Executive Function With the BRIEF

February 14

8:30-10:20 a.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD

SS018: PSW Method for SLD Eligibility: Empirical Findings and Case Studies

February 14

3:30-4:50 p.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS083: The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions

February 15

4-5:50 p.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS165: Advanced Evidence-Based Assessment of Executive Function With the BRIEF2

February 16

8-9:50 a.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD

MS112: Using a Neuropsychological Approach to Identify and Remediate Reading Disorders

February 16

10-11:50 a.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS166: Tests and Scales: Evidence for Integrative Assessment of Executive Function

February 16

Noon-1:50 p.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD


As always, PAR will be offering special discounts on any purchases made at the PAR booth during NASP. You’ll save 15% plus get free ground shipping on your order!

Hope to see you in Chicago!


Going to INS?<br>Make sure to stop by!

Are you heading to Washington, D.C., next week for the INS Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth (#15) to see some of our latest products, learn more about our revamped website, and try out our online assessment platform, PARiConnect.

Our newest product, SPECTRA: Indices of Psychopathology, offers clinicians a new way to assess psychopathology by measuring clinical information about a wide range of conditions at three levels of specificity: Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing. The SPECTRA’s 12 constructs map on to DSM-5 conditions and help link assessment findings to the quantitative model research literature.

Our suite of memory assessments, the Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY), the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP), and the Memory Validity Profile (MVP), were conormed and developed specifically for use with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-21 years. Used together, they provide comprehensive information about everyday memory and visual and verbal memory and assess whether an examinee is providing valid test scores. All are quick to administer and score.

Learn more about these products and more while you are at INS, and remember – all orders placed at the PAR booth during receive 15% off plus free ground shipping! 

Get free, 24/7 training on PAR products

 The PAR Training Portal is a complimentary resource designed to help you get acquainted with select PAR instruments on your schedule.

Learn about an assessment before purchasing or obtain a deeper knowledge of a tool you already use.
Get an overview of the instrument, including instruction on how to administer, score, and interpret the measure. 
View sample items, learn about development, and examine normative and clinical data.
Obtain a quick but thorough understanding during each on-demand, interactive training session. Author videos, recorded Webinars, and supplemental materials are also available!

Training is available on some of your favorite products, including the FAR™, PAI®, RIAS™-2, and more! Visit!


University Partnership Program: Here to Help!

PAR’s University Partnership Program (UPP) is a way to help you save time and money through a concierge service meant just for universities. The UPP is dedicated to assisting you and your students as they pursue advanced degrees.

UPP offers eight essential elements, all focused on providing you support:

1)     Reduce time reviewing tests. The UPP can save you valuable time by providing you with the information you need to help you decide which tests best fir your syllabus.

2)     Concierge service. Our UPP specialists are dedicated specifically to the UPP program. You’ll have a single point of contact from start to finish. Consider them part of your team.

3)     Training resources. We’re happy to provide PowerPoint slides for many PAR products that can be integrated into your course objectives. We also offer free online training through the PAR Training Portal.

4)     Free products. Get three PAR test kits of your choice—at absolutely no charge. If you need more forms, we offer a 40% discount on reorders plus free uses on PARiConnect, our online assessment platform.

5)     Discounts for students. Graduate school takes financial dedication, and PAR can lighten the load. Graduate students using PAR products in their research can apply for a 40% discount.

6)     Research discounts for professors. Professors conducting research through their universities are eligible to receive a 40% discount on PAR products.

7)     PAR guarantee. Our guarantee isn’t just a list of services, it’s who we are. PAR guarantees your order will be shipped the same day you order it, and if you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can simply return it.

8)     Best help in the business. PAR proudly offers live Customer Support. No automated menus—the phone rings and one of our UPP specialists will be on the line to help you.

For more information about joining the UPP, visit our website, e-mail, or call 1.866.727.2884.

New year, new career?

The beginning of a new year is a common time for people to evaluate jobs and careers. Are your clients seeking occupations to better align with their passions? With the new Self-Directed Search (SDS) it’s easier than ever to help your clients explore career options that best match their personality types!

The SDS is the gold standard in career personality assessment. Since its release in 1971, the SDS has been used more than 36 million times. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland’s theory, known as the RIASEC theory, that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. One of the main ideas of this theory is that the closer your personality type aligns with your work environment type, the more likely you are to find fulfillment at work.

The SDS was recently rebranded, repackaged, and refreshed! A bold new look and a cleaner, more user-friendly interface means clients can easily learn more about their personality and find a career that fits.

The online SDS experience also features interactive and highly customizable digital reports.

So if your clients are exploring occupations or want a career change, the SDS will greatly improve their search.

Visit to learn more!