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