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BRIEF®2 Interpretive Guide

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition (BRIEF®2) Interpretive Guide

Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Steven C. Guy, PhD, and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD

Assists practitioners with the use and interpretation of the BRIEF2
Book, E-Manual
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The Book to Help You Interpret BRIEF2 Scores and Write Reports


The BRIEF2 Interpretive Guide is intended to facilitate the use of the BRIEF2, a rating scale that assesses executive function in children ages 5 to 18 years. Written by the authors of the BRIEF2 in a straightforward, reader-friendly style, this durable hardcover book (or e-Book) is designed to assist school pyschologists as they assess, plan interventions for, and monitor students with executive dysfunction.

Features and benefits

  • Provides a step-by-step guide to interpret scores and a parallel sentence-by-sentence guide to help practitioners write findings in reports using language that is concise, accurate, and clear to parents and teachers.
  • Provides an overview of the BRIEF2 model of executive function that leads to assessment and intervention.
  • Reviews the development, reliability, and validity of the BRIEF2.
  • Follows two case examples of students with executive function difficulties and describes screening, basic, and advanced interpretation.
  • Illustrates the fundamental steps to interpreting scores and introduces optional interpretive steps such as base rates and classification statistics.
  • Describes effective executive function intervention models and programs.
  • Available in print and electronic formats.