December 2020 EASI Update – British Isles Team

All testers should have received this email:

Dear EASI International Normative Data Collection Tester-

We hope that you and your family have been able to stay safe and healthy over this last year. We are very hopeful that things will begin to return to some sense of normalcy during 2021. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s hard work and effort on the EASI. While we have not yet reached our goals for the numbers we need, we have made great progress. Please note the following:

We plan to analyze the data we currently have in REDCap with hopes that we can have “preliminary normative data” to be used in clinical applications by mid-2021. If you have tested children, but have not yet entered the data into REDCap, it is essential that you do so NOW. Additionally, if you have tested children but have not completed the forms, need to make corrections, or have not completed the “Missing Data/Comments form, please do those things, as well, ASAP!

We will continue collecting data, beyond the deadline of December 31, 2020, until most countries achieve their goals. Therefore, please continue testing children as soon as it is safe to do so, unless your country lead has let you know that data is complete for your country.

Thank you again for your ongoing dedication and contributions to this monumental project. We are getting closer to the day when children worldwide can be more fully understood and supported!

Happy Holidays!

In appreciation,
Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
L. Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susanne Smith Roley, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
(EASI Authors)