The BRIEF™ consists of two rating forms—a parent questionnaire and a teacher questionnaire—designed to assess executive functioning in the home and school environments. It is used to evaluate children with a wide spectrum of developmental and acquired neurological conditions, such as:
- Learning disabilities
- Tourette's disorder
- Low birth weight
- Traumatic brain injury
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorders/autism
Did you know that BRIEF-2 is now available? You can find information, kit, and components here.
5 to 18 years, to assess impairment of executive functioning
Each BRIEF questionnaire contains 86 items in eight non-overlapping clinical scales and two validity scales. The validity scales measure Negativity and Inconsistency of responses.
These theoretically and statistically derived scales form two broader Indexes: Behavioural Regulation (three scales) and Metacognition (five scales), as well as a Global Executive Composite score. Factor analytic studies and structural equation modeling provide support for the two-factor model of executive functioning as encompassed by the two Indexes.
Qualification level required:
Level 2. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance
Based on US child ratings from 1419 parents and 720 teachers from rural, urban and suburban areas.
10 to 15 minutes to administer, 15 to 20 minutes to score.