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BRIEF®2

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Steven C. Guy, PhD, and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD

Purpose:
Assesses impairment of executive function
Format:
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
Time:
10 minutes for full assessment; 5 minutes for Screening Form; 15 minutes to score
Qualification level:
S
S
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

The gold-standard rating form for executive function testing! The BRIEF2 is as efficient, comprehensive, and consistent with current models of executive function as its predecessor but now includes quick screening forms and enhanced features. More than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles about the BRIEF family of products have been published.

Features and benefits

  • Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report forms (for ages 11-18 years) are now discussed in one manual and have an increased parallel structure.
  • Contains more concise scales, which reduces the burden on the parent, teacher, and adolescent respondent.
  • Features increased sensitivity to executive function problems in key clinical groups such as ADHD and ASD.
  • New 12-item Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report (for ages 11-18 years) screening forms quickly indicate whether further executive function assessment is needed. Qualification level: S

Test structure

  • Improved empirical scale structure includes separate Task-Monitor and Self-Monitor scales.
  • Improved internal structure, with scales supported by factor analysis and three indexes consistent with widely accepted theory: Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation.
  • Includes two validity indicators from the original BRIEF and a new Infrequency scale to identify unusual responding.
  • No new items were added to the clinical scales.

Technical information

  • Standardization sample (N = 3,603 total ratings) is matched by age, gender, ethnicity, and parent education level to U.S. Census statistics.
  • Improved internal structure, with scales supported by factor analysis and three indexes consistent with widely accepted theory: Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation.
  • Clinical data provide support for evidence-based assessment and interpretation of clinical profiles.
  • New reliable change statistics make it easy to measure the significance of change in scores over time.

The new BRIEF2 Interpretive Guide facilitates use of the BRIEF2 and assists practitioners as they assess, plan interventions for, and monitor students with executive function.

Not sure which BRIEF2 items to purchase? Open our handy decision guide!