The SIPA is a screening and diagnostic instrument that identifies areas of stress in parent–adolescent interactions, allowing examination of the relationship of parenting stress to adolescent characteristics, parent characteristics, the quality of the adolescent–parent interactions, and stressful life circumstances.
e-Manuals and e-Stimulus Books are limited to a single user and device. Please see our e-Manuals FAQ before ordering e-Manuals, and please see our e-Stimulus Books FAQ before ordering e-Stimulus Books.
i-Admins provide on-screen test administration, either in your office or remotely. Purchasers should own the SIPA Professional Manual or purchase it before use. Reports must be purchased separately.
Is the SIPA approved by TRICARE’s Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) program?
Yes. The Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (SIPA) is a standardized, reliable measure of stress and family dynamics that helps to identify where additional support resources may benefit both the family and the beneficiary. Under the ACD, ABA providers must submit SIPA scores every 6 months for all enrolled beneficiaries ages 11 years through 19 years and 11 months. For beneficiaries ages 11-12 years at the time of authorization/reauthorization, either the PSI-4-SF or SIPA will be accepted. With beneficiaries ages 13 years and older, the SIPA will be accepted.
The PDDBI and the SRS-2 are also approved by the ACD program.