The CAT desktop software is being discontinued as of February 1, 2024. To streamline your administration, PAR is currently developing an i-Admin and Score Report on PARiConnect. Start learning how to use PARiConnect with our training materials.
The CAT assesses symptoms of attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults and children.
The CAT-A is a 108-item self-report instrument that is sensitive to the symptomatology of attentional deficits both with and without hyperactivity for adults.
The CAT-C is a 42-item assessment instrument with three parallel forms: a Self-Rating Form, a Parent Rating Form, and a Teacher Rating Form.
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Why should I include the CAT-A in my battery of tests for adult ADHD referrals?
The CAT-A assesses both childhood and current features of ADHD, allowing you to gain a fuller picture of the presentation and impact of their symptoms. It can be used on its own but is best utilized when complemented by other rating scales (e.g., BRIEF-A, PAI) and performance-based tests (e.g., NAB modules, WCST, VSVT) for a comprehensive assessment.
How does the inclusion of retrospective childhood symptoms on the CAT-A help me develop a treatment plan for my client with ADHD?
Two sets of rating points provide a more robust characterization of the nature and impact of ADHD symptoms across a client’s life. In tandem with a clinical interview and collateral information, you can gain a rich understanding of your client’s history, and how past struggles have maintained or evolved to impact their present functioning.
I want to start administering the CAT-A on PARiConnect. Can you offer some tips on administering and scoring online?
The CAT-A i-Admin and Score Report allow you more flexibility in administration and scoring. As with many other rating scales from PAR, you can email the i-Admin to a client ahead of your session or have them complete it on your computer in-office. If your client has trouble with online administration, you can convert the administration to paper, manually enter their responses on PARiConnect, and generate the Score Report. Your first step is sign up for a free account and learn how to navigate PARiConnect.