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Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®–Adult Version

Robert M. Roth, PhD, Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD

Assesses adult executive functioning/self-regulation
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect, E-Manual
Age range:
18 years to 90 years
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 Adults for Attention Disorders, LD, ASD, TBI, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Schizophrenia


The BRIEF-A is a standardized measure that captures views of an adult’s executive functions or self-regulation in his or her everyday environment. Both a self-report and an informant report are used.

Coming soon

Later this year, PAR will be introducing the BRIEF2A. In response to customer demand for updated normative data as well as a way to incorporate the vast research done on executive functioning in adults since the test was first published, this update to this gold-standard product will be useful for assessing adults with executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, ASD, traumatic brain injury, as well as many other clinical populations. The new edition offers a large standardization sample matched by age, sex, ethnicity, education level, and geographic region to recent nationwide population figures. A slight reduction in the length of the assessment offers more concise scales and reduces the time burden on the respondent. The BRIEF2A will have four indexes: Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, Cognitive Regulation, and the Global Executive Composite, with nine scales.

Features and benefits

  • Based on the original BRIEF, the BRIEF-A includes 75 items within nine nonoverlapping theoretically and empirically derived clinical scales: Inhibit, Self-Monitor, Plan/Organize, Shift, Initiate, Task Monitor, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Organization of Materials.
  • Useful for a wide variety of developmental, systemic, neurological, and psychiatric disorders such as attention disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, depression, mild cognitive impairment, dementias, and schizophrenia.

Available in Spanish

BRIEF-A Self-Report and Informant forms have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only.