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Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®–Preschool Version

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Kimberly Andrews Espy, PhD, and Peter K. Isquith, PhD

Assesses executive functioning in preschool-aged children
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect, E-Manual
Age range:
2 years to 5 years, 11 months
10–15 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Useful in Assessing Pre-School Aged Children for Emerging Attention Disorders, LD, TBI, Autism, and Lead Exposure


The BRIEF-P is the first standardized rating scale designed to specifically measure the range of executive function in preschool-aged children.

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Features and benefits

  • Captures executive functions in the everyday context providing an ecologically valid and efficient tool for screening, assessing, and monitoring current executive functioning and development.
  • Intended as a focused measure of executive function and not as a broad measure of attention and behavior problems.
  • Questionnaire for parents and teachers of preschool-aged children that enables professionals to assess executive function behaviors in the home and preschool environments.
  • Contains 63 items within five nonoverlapping theoretically and empirically derived clinical scales that measure different aspects of executive functioning: Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Plan/Organize.
  • Useful in assessing preschool-aged children with such medical, acquired neurological, and developmental conditions as prematurity, emerging learning disabilities and attention disorders, language disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, and pervasive developmental disorders/autism.


Available in Spanish

BRIEF-P Rating Forms have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only.