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BRIEF®2 ADHD Form (Print)

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition ADHD Form

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

Uses BRIEF2 scores to predict likelihood of ADHD
Paper and pencil, E-Manual
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
10 minutes to score
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

Rule In or Rule Out ADHD & Help Determine Subtype


The goal of the BRIEF2 ADHD Form is to provide tools to support evidence-based assessment (EBA) that will help evaluators identify students who are likely to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, and, for those who meet that criteria, further identify ADHD subtypes (ADHD-I or ADHD-C) accurately.

Features and benefits

  • Uses BRIEF2 scores and classification statistics within an evidence-based approach to predict likelihood of ADHD and determine subtype.
  • Helps evaluators "rule in" ADHD and "rule out" other explanations for observed behaviors. 
  • Uses scores from BRIEF2 Parent and/or Teacher Forms or PARiConnect reports.
  • Helps determine ADHD subtype.
  • Helps inform development of IEP goals. 
  • Q&A documents from coauthor Dr. Peter Isquith's past webinars can be viewed in the Resources area.


Test structure

  • Requires BRIEF2 Parent and/or Teacher Form scores. BRIEF2 Self-Report Form scores are optional and can be used on the DSM-5 Symptom Checklist. 
  • Compares profiles of parent and teacher ratings with profiles of children diagnosed with ADHD–Inattentive type and ADHD–Combined type. 
  • Examines probability of ADHD diagnosis using postive and negative predictive values. 
  • Uses a checklist of BRIEF2 items from Parent, Teacher, and/or Self-Report Forms that align with DSM-5 Inattentive and Hyperactive/Impulsive criteria.