by Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Steven C. Guy, PhD, and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD
Purpose: Assess impairment of executive function in children and adolescents
Age: 5 to 18 years
Admin: Informant, self-report (ages 11-18); Individual
Time: 10 minutes for full assessment; 5 minutes for Screening Form; 15 minutes to score
Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
The BRIEF2 is an enhanced rating scale of executive function that continues to be as efficient, comprehensive, and consistent with current models of executive function as its predecessor but now includes a quick screener and enhanced features.
Features and benefits
- Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report forms are now discussed in one manual and have increased parallel structure. This content overlap, combined with the presentation of rater discrepancy base rates, makes examining multiple rater perspectives easy.
- Contains more concise scales, which reduce the burden on the parent, teacher, and adolescent respondent.
- Improved empirical scale structure includes separate Task-Monitor and Self-Monitor scales.
- In addition to the two validity indicators on the original BRIEF, a new Infrequency Scale helps identify unusual responding.
- No new items were added to the clinical scales, allowing for consistency of data collection between the BRIEF and the BRIEF2.
- Large, nationally stratified standardization sample is matched by age, gender, ethnicity, and parent education level to U.S. Census proportions.
- Improved internal structure, with scales supported by factor analysis and three indexes consistent with widely accepted theory: Behaviour Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation.
- Clinical data provide support for evidence-based assessment and interpretation of clinical profiles.
- New reliable change statistics make it easy to measure the significance of change in scores over time.