Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)

The BRIEF was developed in 2000 and assesses a student's executive functioning in the home and school. It includes parent response forms and teacher response forms. Designed to assess the abilities of a broad range of children and adolescents, the BRIEF is useful when working with children who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, pervasive developmental disorders, depression, and other developmental, neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. The BRIEF has eight clinical scales (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, Monitor) and is helpful in indicating attention disorders. The BRIEF has been adapted into 60 languages and for use from age 2-90. Recently, the BRIEF2 was created for ages 5-18. The BRIEF2 is shorter, but has no additional clinical items, allowing for consistency of data collection between the BRIEF and BRIEF2, and results can be translated from the BRIEF to the BRIEF2 to take advantage of new normative data. The BRIEF2 also has increased sensitivity for detecting ADHD and ASD. 

Content

Domains
Self Management
Subdomain

Emotional Control, Organization

Grades
< 3 Years,
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Spanish
Other Language/s
Has been translated to 60+ languages.
Respondent
Student,
Teacher,
Parent

Administration Information

Length
10-15 minutes, 86 items
Qualifications

None

Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

BRIEF:

25 Parent or Teacher BRIEF Forms (English or Spanish)- $87

50 Parent or teacher score summary sheets- $75

Digital administration: $4/test (minimum 5)

Digital score report: $4/test (minimum 5)

Digital interpretive report: $6/test (minimum 5)

 

BRIEF2:
BRIEF2 Parent/Teacher/Self-Report Hand-Scored Kit for 25 - $457.

BRIEF2 Parent/Teacher/Self-Report Digital Kit for 25 - $549.

BRIEF2 Professional Manual - $134

BRIEF2 ADHD Form Professional Manual Supplement - $74

Contact

Peter K. Isquith

603.643.1999

Isquith@Dartmouth.edu

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Mangeot, S., Armstrong, K., Colvin, A. N., Yeates, K. O., & Taylor, H. G. (2002). Long-term executive function deficits in children with traumatic brain injuries: Assessment using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Child Neuropsychology, 8(4), 271-284.  https://doi.org/10.1076/chin.8.4.271.13503

McCandless, S., & O'Laughlin, L. (2007). The clinical utility of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) in the diagnosis of ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 10(4), 381-389.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054706292115      

Oberg, E., & Lukomski, J. (2011). Executive functioning and the impact of a hearing loss: Performance-based measures and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Child Neuropsychology, 17(6), 521-545. https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2011.555760

Roth, R. M., Isquith, P. K., & Gioia, G. A. (2014). Assessment of executive functioning using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Handbook of Executive Functioning (pp. 301-331). Springer, New York, NY.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8106-5_18  

Toplak, M. E., Bucciarelli, S. M., Jain, U., & Tannock, R. (2008). Executive functions: performance-based measures and the behavior rating inventory of executive function (BRIEF) in adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Child Neuropsychology, 15(1), 53-72.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09297040802070929

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Gioia, G. A., Isquith, P. K., Retzlaff, P. D., & Espy, K. A. (2002). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) in a clinical sample. Child Neuropsychology, 8(4), 249-257. https://doi.org/10.1076/chin.8.4.249.13513

Manual available for purchase. 

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Multiple choice