Assessment of executive functioning in pre-schoolers (Ages 2.0-5.11 years). The BRIEF-P is useful in assessing pre-school-aged children with such medical, acquired neurological, and developmental conditions as prematurity, emerging learning disabilities and attentional disorders, language disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, and pervasive developmental disorders/autism.
The observations of parents and teachers provide a wealth of information about a child's behavior that is directly relevant to an understanding of that child's executive functioning. The assessment of executive function in pre-school-aged children is often difficult because of the variable nature of behavior in this age range; the limitations in motor and verbal proficiency at this age; and the many neuropsychological, psychological, developmental, and other medical conditions that begin to manifest during the pre-school years. The BRIEF-P is the first standardized rating scale designed to specifically measure the range of behavioral manifestations of executive function in pre-school-aged children--thus facilitating intervention at earlier stages of development. The BRIEF-P consists of a single rating form used by parents, teachers, and day care providers to rate a child's executive functions within the context of his or her everyday environments–home and pre-school. The original Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive FunctionTM (BRIEFTM) was the basis for the development of the BRIEF-P. Consequently, the BRIEF-P is an ecologically valid and efficient tool for screening, assessing, and monitoring a young child's executive functioning and development. The hand-scorable BRIEF-P Rating Form consists of 63 items that measure various aspects of executive functioning: Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Working Memory, and Plan/Organize. The clinical scales form 3 broad indexes (Inhibitory Self-Control, Flexibility, and Emergent Metacognition) and one composite score (Global Executive Composite). The BRIEF-P also provides 2 validity scales (Inconsistency and Negativity).
Normative data is based on child ratings from 460 parents and 302 teachers from urban, suburban, and rural areas, reflecting 1999 U.S. Census estimates for race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, and age. Clinical samples included children in the following diagnostic/clinical groups: ADHD, prematurity, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and mixed clinical.
Approximately 10-15 minutes to administer and 15-20 minutes to score.
In use since 2002.