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Executive Function Testing with the BRIEF2

by Dr Prem Community Writer
Executive Function Testing with the BRIEF2

Too often, children are labeled based on their weaknesses rather than their strengths. Their peers, their parents, their teachers, and others around them will call out what they’re doing wrong instead of praising them for what they do well.

The BRIEF2 can help identify areas of executive function that need improvement or diagnose disorders appropriately. With its help, caregivers can make strides to connect with the child and help them thrive by attaining and demonstrating strength in these areas.

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive FunctionThe Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, Second Edition (BRIEF2) is designed to help assess a child’s ability to stay on task, solve problems, come up with original ideas, and successfully perform a wide range of executive functions.

The BRIEF2 is designed to assess children and young adults ages five to eighteen in thirty minutes or less. Using parent, teacher, and self-report forms, a child’s behavioral, cognitive, and emotional regulation can be evaluated accurately.

Behavior Regulation Index

The Behavior Regulation Index includes inhibit and self-monitor executive composites. The inhibit composite measures a child’s ability to control their impulses and stop behaviors on their own at the appropriate time.

The self-monitor composite analyzes the child’s ability to recognize and keep track of the effects of their behavior on other people.

Emotion Regulation Index

Emotion Regulation IndexThe Emotion Regulation Index includes shift and emotional control executive composites. The shift composite measures the child’s ability to move from one activity, situation, or problem to the next freely as the circumstances demand. It also analyzes the child’s ability to transition flexibly and solve problems.

The emotional control composite measures the child’s ability to regulate their emotional responses appropriately as the situation might demand.

Cognitive Regulation Index

Cognitive-Regulation-IndexThe Cognitive Regulation Index includes several executive composites, include initiate, task completion, working memory, plan/organize, task-monitor, and organization of materials.

1. The initiate composite

The initiate composite evaluates how well a child can begin tasks and activities as well as their ability to independently generate their own ideas.

2. Task completion composite

The task completion composite assesses how well a child can complete chores or schoolwork on time, whether or not they can complete tests with a time limit, or if they can work on their own at an appropriate pace.

3. Working memory composite

The working memory composite measures how a child holds information in their memory for the purpose of completing a task as well as their ability to stay with a task or activity for a period of time.

4. Plan/organize composite

The plan/organize composite analyzes how well a child can anticipate future events, set goals, carry out tasks systematically, understand main ideas and communicate them, and develop the steps necessary to carry out a task ahead of time.

5. Task-monitor composite

The task-monitor composite evaluates a child’s ability to check their own work and assess their performance after finishing a task in relation to a goal.

6. Organization materials composite

The organization of materials composite measures the child’s ability to keep their work space and materials clean and organized.

Final Words

The BRIEF2 is versatile, providing the ability to administer and score on paper, administer and score online, or administer and score using a combination of both paper and online tools. Regardless of how the method used to administer and score, the BRIEF2 can be completed in thirty minutes or less, leading to more rapid but no less accurate results.

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