Identifying Students with ADHD: Evidence-Based Assessment with the BRIEF2

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. use an Evidence-Based Assessment approach including sensitivity and predictive power to identify the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis in a student.
  2. compare individual BRIEF2 profiles with established profiles in students with ADHD subtypes versus other diagnoses;
  3. explain the relationship between executive functions and ADHD diagnoses;
  4. articulate major patterns in the literature on test and rating scale profiles in students with ADHD;


Attentional functioning, and the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis, is one of the most common referral questions for school-based practitioners. Although there are many tools available to assist in measuring attention, few offer an Evidence-Based Assessment approach to identifying the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis in a student. In this skills based workshop, participants will learn an Evidence-Based Assessment model with the BRIEF2 to identify students with ADHD subtypes and to write clear, concise results and impressions.



Peter K. Isquith, Boston Children's Hospital


Gerard A. Gioia, Steven C. Guy, Lauren Kenworthy


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