The scores from BRIEF2 Parent and/or Teacher Forms and classification statistics within an evidence-based approach to predict likelihood of ADHD and determine subtype.
Features and benefits
- Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report forms (for ages 11-18 years)
- Contains more concise scales, which reduces the burden on the parent, teacher, and adolescent respondent.
- Features increased sensitivity to executive function problems in key clinical groups such as ADHD and ASD.
- BRIEF2 Parent and Self Feedback reports, are given to the individuals, offer insight on executive functioning.
- Empirical scale structure includes separate Task-Monitor and Self-Monitor scales.
- Includes scales supported by factor analysis and three indexes consistent with widely accepted theory: Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation.
- Includes two validity indicators from the original BRIEF and a new Infrequency scale to identify unusual responding.
- No new items were added to the clinical scales.
- Standardization sample (N = 3,603 total ratings) is matched by age, gender, ethnicity, and parent education level to U.S. Census statistics.
- Clinical data provide support for evidence-based assessment and interpretation of clinical profiles.
Reasons for ADHD Testing
You might spot the symptoms in yourself or someone you love, or our therapists may recognize it when you come in for therapy. If an individual displays symptoms of hyperactivity, inattentiveness, or impulsivity, we often want to take a closer look. Signs and symptoms of ADHD could look like,
- Making careless mistakes
- Misplacing items regularly
- Trouble completing tasks
- Fidgeting and squirming
- Easily distracted
- Difficulty staying focused
- Shortened attention span
- Issues with organization
What Goes into ADHD Screening
While it’s important that you see a regular doctor or pediatrician to rule out possible health problems that could also be causing your symptoms, after this, we will schedule an ADHD screening. This detailed screening involves interviewing the individual, asking a variety of questions about their symptoms. We may also need those close to you including family members, coworkers, or teachers to share their input. Psychological and behavioral tests will also be performed to measure behaviors. Getting a definitive ADHD diagnosis takes time and may require coming into our practice for several visits.