Many adjectives can be used to describe 2020, but for those of us at PAR, the word busy is one that comes to mind! In case you missed any, look back on some of the innovative products that PAR released this year.
BRIEF2 ADHD Form: Use BRIEF2 scores to predict likelihood of ADHD.
ChecKIT: A library of popular mental health checklists that allows users to mix-and-match their inventory as needed.
Identi-Fi: Measure visual organizational ability.
Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM) Interpretive Report on PARiConnect: A new report that provides scores for all 19 subtests and includes detailed interpretations.
Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) with scoring on PARiConnect: Examine the underlying processes that support written language skills. Scoring available on PARiConnect.
Older Adult Cognitive Screener (OACS): Screen for neurocognitive impairment.
PAI Plus: Interpret PAI data in a new way; available on PARiConnect.
Pandemic Anxiety Screener for Students–12 (PASS-12): Assess the impact of a pandemic on a student’s everyday functioning.
Spanish Forms: Serve your clients with Spanish forms for the NEO-FFI-3 Form S Adult Item Booklet, the NEO-PI-3 Reusable Form S Item Booklet, and the NEO-PI-3 Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet, the PAI-A Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet, the PAI-A Softcover Reusable Item Booklet, the PAS Hand-Scorable Response Form, the RADS-2 Hand-Scorable Test Booklet, and the RCDS-2:SF Test Form.
Plus, we’ve added many new ways to use your favorite PAR products in remote settings, including introducing in-person e-Stimulus Books, e-Manuals, and remote assessment solutions. Learn more about these offerings on our School Resources page or our Remote Assessment Solutions page.
And make sure to stop by the PAR Training Portal to catch up on new interactive courses on the EDDT Family of Products, the NEO, and the FAW, as well as numerous videos, recorded webinars, and supplemental materials!
More than 640,000 children and adolescents visit the emergency room each year for concerns related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can have a negative impact on an individual’s learning and memory, affecting educational attainment in school and beyond. New research on TBI provides more insight into its effect on children and adolescents.
Just-published research in the journal Assessment provides evidence of clinical utility of the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP; Sherman & Brooks, 2015) as part of a more comprehensive evaluation of traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. The ChAMP assesses visual and verbal memory that allows for both in-depth evaluation and memory screening.
Kate Wilson, Sofia Lesica, and Jacobus Donders from the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan assessed 61 children and adolescents with TBI using the ChAMP within 1 to 12 months after injury. They found that most ChAMP index scores demonstrated significant negative correlations with time to follow commands following TBI. After comparing ChAMP scores to a matched control group, they found that individuals with TBI had statistically significantly lower scores on all indexes, though sensitivity and specificity were suboptimal.
The researchers concluded that the ChAMP has modest utility as part of a comprehensive evaluation of TBI in children and adolescents. Learn more about their research or learn more about the ChAMP.
PAR has announced that Feeding America is the recipient of its annual Pay It Forward program!
“PAR has been incredibly fortunate as a company,” stated Kristin Greco, CEO. “A few years ago, we decided to make a charitable contribution on behalf of our Customers to an organization chosen by those we serve. Each year, we select a new charity to honor.”
PAR surveyed its Customers throughout the month of November, asking them to choose their favorite organization from a list. Now that results have been tallied, PAR is proud to announce that on behalf of its Customers, a $5,000 donation will be made to Feeding America.
“We are so inspired by the work our Customers do, and Feeding America is doing work that is important to them,” said Greco. “It is an honor to be able to pay it forward to such a worthy organization.”
View a video of CEO Kristin Greco announcing this year's recipient here.
ChecKIT on PARiConnect offers you a centralized location for brief, commonly used mental health checklists. Now we’ve added the Language Acculturation Meter™ (LAM) to our ChecKIT offerings so clinicians can quickly determine an individual’s level of English-language acculturation.
What’s on ChecKIT?
Flexible purchase model
Buy multiple units of checklists up front, but you don’t need to decide which checklists you want to use until you are ready to administer them.
Score reports and technical papers
After administration, receive a score report that offers interpretive text that can be easily incorporated into your professional reports. You can also export data to have a ready-to-analyze dataset to facilitate research. Furthermore, each ChecKIT product offers a complimentary technical paper that explains the development behind the measure.
Easily track progress
ChecKIT allows you to save repeated administrations in one location and regularly track client symptoms across therapy sessions.
We are constantly expanding the ChecKIT product family so you can have a variety of tools that work for you!
Check out ChecKIT today!
PAR is so grateful for all you have done this year to help those you serve. We would like to take this opportunity to honor our Customers during our annual Pay It Forward campaign. Check your e-mail tomorrow for a list of charities with a link to select your favorite. On behalf of our Customers, we will give a $5,000 donation to whichever charity receives the most votes.
“We are so inspired by the work our Customers do, and it is an honor to be able to donate on their behalf to a worthy organization of their choosing,” said PAR CEO Kristin Greco. “We are so fortunate to be able to pay it forward.”
This year, you will be able to choose between the American Red Cross, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the California Fire Foundation, Feeding America, and Prevent Child Abuse America.
We are grateful to assist you in the important work you do, and we are thankful for your business! Thank you for helping us to Pay it Forward!