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Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)

The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF; Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy, 2000) is an individualized, norm-referenced measure of executive function behaviors designed for school-aged students from 5 to 18 years of age.

Overview

The BRIEF is a questionnaire that is completed by parents or teachers using one of two different forms; they who behaviors related to executive functions in eight scales (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, and Monitor).

Results of the scales are combined to generate two index scores, Behavioral Regulation/BRI (based on three scales) and Metacognition/MI (based on five scales), along with an overall composite score, the Global Executive Composite/GEC. Standardization of the BRIEF included individuals with a variety of developmental or neurological conditions, allowing for use of the inventory with a broad range of students. A Self-Report Form, the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function – Self-Report Version (BRIEF-SR; Guy, Isquith, & Gioia, 2005) is also available for use with students 13 through 18 years of age.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy (2000) (Also BRIEF – Self-Report; SR) 5-18

Individualized norm- referenced measure of executive function; Parent and Teacher rating forms

Yields t-scores, percentiles, confidence intervals
10–15 min. per form; 20 min. to score

Behavioral Regulation Index (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control); Metacognitive Index (Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, Monitor)

Availability: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. http://bit.ly/1JqO5T5

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