These scales are useful in assessing youngsters with emerging learning disabilities, attention problems, language disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, and pervasive developmental disorders/autism, as well as those born prematurely.
The BRIEF is useful in evaluating 5- through 18-year-olds with developmental and acquired neurological conditions such as learning disabilities, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, low birth weight, Tourette’s Disorder, and autism.
Each BRIEF questionnaire includes 86 items on eight nonoverlapping clinical scales and two validity scales: Clinical Scales These scales form two broader indexes: Behavioral Regulation and Metacognition.
Norms are based on ratings from 1,419 parents and 720 teachers from rural, suburban, and urban areas, reflecting the U. population in regard to SES, ethnicity, and gender distribution.
The BRIEF-P measures behavioral manifestations of executive function in preschoolers.
In addition to two validity scales, it includes five clinical scales from the original BRIEF: Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Plan/Organize.
Assess executive function behaviors in the school and home environments with the BRIEF, a questionnaire developed for parents and teachers of school-age children.
Designed to assess the abilities of a broad range of children and adolescents, the BRIEF is useful when working with children who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, pervasive developmental disorders, depression, and other developmental, neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions.
Here is the adolescent’s perspective on his or her self-regulatory strengths and weaknesses.
This 80-item inventory can be completed by any teen who can read at a fifth-grade level, including students with attention problems, brain injury, learning disabilities, or high-functioning autism.
Separate norm tables for teacher and parent ratings provide T-scores, percentiles, and 90% confidence intervals for four developmental age groups, by gender.
Requiring just 10 to 15 minutes to complete, the BRIEF is an efficient way to evaluate impairment of executive function in children and adolescents with neurological conditions.