by Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, and PAR Staff
Purpose: Provides unlimited scoring and report generation for the BRIEF Parent Form, the BRIEF Teacher Form, and the BRIEF-SR Form, and now offers Protocol Summary Reports for the BRIEF, BRIEF-SR, and BRIEF-P.
Age: 5-18 years by gender for the BRIEF, 11-18 years by gender, 2-5.11 years by age and gender for the BRIEF-SR
Admin: N/A (requires hand-entry of an individual's item responses or scale raw scores)
Qualification Level: B
The BRIEF-SP provides unlimited scoring and report generation for the BRIEF® Parent Form, the BRIEF Teacher Form, the BRIEF®-SR, and now the BRIEF®Note : You need to order the appropriate forms with item number 6156-CP
- Powerful scoring and interpretive logic generates T-score profiles and incorporates interpretation of the eight clinical scales and two validity scales for the BRIEF, and the eight clinical scales, two subscales, and two validity scales for the BRIEF-SR within the context of the two indexes--Metacognition and Behavioral Regulation--as well as the overarching Global Executive Composite. For the BRIEF-P, the software generates T-score profiles and incorporates interpretation of the five clinical scales and the two validity scales within the context of the three indexes--Inhibitory Self-Control, Flexibility, and Emergent Metacognition--along with the Global Executive Composite.
- Unlimited scoring and report generation for the BRIEF Parent Form, the BRIEF Teacher Form, the BRIEF-SR Form, and the BRIEF-P Form after hand-entry of an individual's item response or scale raw scores from the paper-and-pencil form(s).
- All reports can be edited easily on-screen to incorporate additional clinical information and edit interpretive statements.
- User-friendly system functionality includes program navigational tools, file handling, report editing, Tooltips®, and data export (for research applications).
Requirements: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™; NTFS file system; CD-ROM drive for installation; Internet connection or telephone for software activation
After administration of one or any combination of these four protocols, item responses or scale raw scores are hand-entered into a new or an existing client file. The software scores the protocol(s) and generates the selected report(s): a comprehensive Interpretive Report for the clinician; a Feedback Report that can be used to provide a summary of results to parents, teachers, care providers, and/or the youth himself or herself; and/or a Protocol Summary Report that allows for comparison of up to four different administrations of either the BRIEF, BRIEF-SR, or BRIEF-P.
The BRIEF-SP Interpretive Report includes T scores and percentiles based on separate normative tables for four developmental age groups of children ages 5-18 years (for the BRIEF) by gender, for four developmental age groups of adolescents ages 11-18 (for the BRIEF-SR) years by gender, and for preschool-aged children (2-5.11 years) by age and gender. The optional intervention recommendations for the BRIEF and the BRIEF-SR include more than 140 suggestions for modifications and supports organised by area of executive difficulty and environment (e.g., educational, rehabilitative, therapeutic) for child- and youth-centered intervention methods. These recommendations include an optional IEP/504 section that offers possible goals and objectives for school-based programmes. The BRIEF Interpretive Report also offers an optional ADHD diagnostic classification section based on the youth's Working Memory and Inhibit scale scores. For the BRIEF-P, more than 100 support and intervention recommendations are suggested based on noted executive function difficulties.
The BRIEF-SP Feedback Report provides a basic overview of the BRIEF, the BRIEF-SR, and/or the BRIEF-P. The BRIEF Feedback Reports (i.e., Parent, Teacher) are written with the youth's parent or teacher in mind, the BRIEF-SR Feedback Report is written with the adolescent who was tested in mind, and the BRIEF-P is written with the child's parents/caregivers, care provider, or other family member in mind.
The BRIEF-SP now also generates a Protocol Summary Report for the BRIEF, the BRIEF-SR, and the BRIEF-P. The Protocol Summary Report provides tables with score information and a profile for graphing up to four protocols for the same client.