APA division names award for PAR founder Bob Smith

PAR is proud to announce that our Executive Chairman and Founder, R. Bob Smith III, PhD, has been honored by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), a division of the American Psychological Association (APA). SCCAP has named a new award after Dr. Smith to recognize his efforts in supporting and producing evidence-based psychological assessment measures and procedures. In a further honor, the award will be presented annually at the APA national convention, beginning at this year’s convention, Aug. 8–11 in Chicago.

The Bob Smith III, PhD Psychological Assessment Award will be given each year to an individual, a group, or an organization that has advanced the field of scientific assessment in individual psychological functioning, mental health, learning, or social and intellectual development.

Another unique feature of this award is that recipients will have the opportunity to present a workshop at the APA national convention designed to instruct practitioners in the use of a cutting-edge psychological assessment product or procedure, or on a topic clinically relevant to psychological assessment.

To ensure the award will continue in perpetuity, SCCAP, industry colleagues, and friends of Dr. Smith have created and funded an endowment. If you would like to support the Bob Smith III, PhD Psychological Assessment Award and its contribution to society, please consider a tax-deductible donation. For more information on how to contribute, please contact PAR Customer Support or call 1.800.331.8378.

PAR is incredibly proud of Bob and his accomplishments and is grateful for this recognition of his body of work in the field.
Join PAR for a super NASP in Atlanta!

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention will be held February 26 to March 1 in Atlanta and the PAR booth will be the place to be! If you’re going to NASP, please stop by to say hello! We’ll have product samples, giveaways, and you can win a BRIEF2 or FAR kit! Plus you can meet some of your favorite authors!

Here’s a link to see when our authors will be available at our booth.

There are also a number of informative sessions being offered that are relevant to your favorite PAR products, many of them being presented by PAR authors. Here is a link to a complete listing with dates and times. We hope you’ll make time to attend one or more of them.

But wait—there’s more! PAR will be offering special discounts on any purchases made at the PAR booth during NASP. You’ll save 15% on your order and we’ll include free ground shipping!

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

We are on the way to INS!

Are you heading to New York City for the 47th International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting?

Don’t miss Dr. Jennifer Greene’s discussion about using base rates, profile analysis, and interrater discrepancies to enhance interpretation of the BRIEF-Preschool Version on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the Broadway Ballroom South and Majestic Complex.

Published in 2003, the BRIEF-P is used to assess executive function in children ages 2 to 5 years, 11 months. A single rating form (also available in Spanish) is used with parents, teachers, and day care providers to rate a child’s executive functions in the home and preschool environments.

The instrument helps assess emerging learning disabilities and attention disorders, language disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, and pervasive developmental disorders/autism.

The BRIEF-P is part of the BRIEF family of products, which includes the BRIEF2 and the BRIEF-Adult Version. BRIEF instruments have been translated or adapted for use in more than 60 languages on six continents, and the BRIEF2 is the gold-standard assessment of executive function in children ages 5 to 18 years.

While you’re at INS, also make sure to stop by the PAR booth (#1 and 2) to satisfy your sweet tooth with our delicious chocolates and learn more about our latest memory products: the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP), Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY), and Memory Validity Profile (MVP). This suite of conormed products was specifically designed for and standardized on children and youth ages 5-21 years.

Remember: All orders taken at the PAR booth during INS receive a 15% discount plus free shipping and handling!

PAR is on the way to NAN 2018!

Will we see you in New Orleans this week at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth (#105) while you are in town to take advantage of 15% off plus free ground shipping on all orders placed at the conference.

We will have so many products on hand to browse, like the MEMRY, IGT2, MVP, and more! We can’t wait to see you in the Big Easy!

ASCA: On the way to LA!

Will you be attending the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Conference in Los Angeles? PAR will be attending ASCA's Reach for the Stars Conference from July 14 through 17. Be sure to stop by the booth to take advantage of the 15% conference discount and free ground shipping. Not only that, but we will also be giving out free Self-Directed Search (SDS) sample packs at the booth. It's a great time to stop by to ask any questions, get a hands-on look at new products, or find out more about your old favorites.

We can't wait to see you, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

PAR exhibits at two conferences this week!

This week, PAR staff will be exhibiting at two conferences. Here's a sneak peek into what you will find when you come visit us at the booth! 

A group of PAR staff will be attending the 16th American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference (AACN) in San Diego, California. We will have many products on display, including the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB). We will be offering conference attendees a 15% discount and free ground shipping, so make sure to stop by and say hi while taking advantage of your conference discount!

Another group of PAR staff members will be heading to the National Career Development Association Conference (NCDA) in Phoenix, Arizona. Not only will we be giving our attendees a 15% discount and free ground shipping, we’ll also be giving out free Self-Directed Search (SDS) sample packs at our booth.

There will be two sessions at NCDA focusing on the revised SDS. "Development and Evaluation of Revised Self-Directed Search Materials and Online Reports" will be presented Friday, June 22, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and "Using Self-Directed Search and My Next Move for Veterans" will be presented Saturday, June 23, from 10 to 11 a.m.

To see where we will be next, visit our Conferences and Workshops page.

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

Date

Time

Presenter

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! 

VISIT PAR AT APA 2017!

PAR is looking forward to seeing you this week at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention.

Make sure to stop by and visit us in booth #322 while you’re there—we’ll have some of our newest product samples and lots of other great things to show you! Plus, you could win an AAB or RIAS-2 kit! Just drop your business card in the drawing box. We’re choosing one winner at random per day.

All orders placed at the PAR booth during APA receive 15% off plus free U.S. ground shipping!

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Are you attending the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth while you are in San Antonio! You can use your conference discount to order your favorite assessment products or learn about our newest releases while visiting with PAR staff and authors.

Stop by the PAR booth to meet the following authors and experts:

Cecil Reynolds, PhD, Wednesday, February 22, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Scott Poland, DEd, Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd, Thursday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD, Thursday, February 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

And don’t miss these presentations:

Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2): Development, Psychometrics, Applications, and Interpretation

Cecil Reynolds, PhD

Wednesday, February 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

 

Increasing the School Psychologist’s Role and Improving Defensible Threat Assessment

Scott Poland, DEd, and Julie Alexander Gettman, PhD

Wednesday, February 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

 

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention

Steven Feifer, DEd

Thursday, February 23, 8:00 to 9:50 a.m.

 

A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying and Remediating Specific Reading Disorders

Steven Feifer, DEd

Friday, February 24, 8:00 to 9:20 a.m.

 

A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying and Remediating Specific Math Disorders

Steven Feifer, DEd

Friday, February 24, 10:00 to 11:20 a.m.

 

Memory Assessment Matters: Recent Developments in Memory Science, Assessment, and Intervention

Julie Alexander Gettman, PhD, and Kathleen Woodward, EdS

Friday, February 24, 12:00 to 1:50 p.m.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Texas!