Childhood Executive Functioning Inventory

Adult Executive Functioning Inventory

Teenage Executive Functioning Inventory


The childhood version of the questionnaire - the CHEXI - is available for download in the following 21 languages: English, Swedish, French, Dutch, Spanish, Spanish-Latino, Catalan, Galician, Danish, Persian, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Taiwanese, Turkish, Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Malay and Japanese. Links to free downloads are available on the right-hand side of the page. The CHEXI is appropriate to use for parents, teachers, or any other person who knows the child well.


The adult version of the questionnaire - the ADEXI - is available in the following 10 languages both as a self-report version and a other-report version to be used for relatives, partners or friends: English, Swedish, Spanish, Spanish-latino (only self-report), Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Polish, and Hungarian (only self-report).

A third version of the questionnaire, the Teenage Executive Functioning Inventory (TEXI) has recently been developed. A validation study was completed during 2019 and a paper introducing the TEXI is available online as of March 2020. The TEXI is so far only available in English, Swedish and Dutch.


For the English version of the CHEXI and the ADEXI, color-coded version are available to help with the coding of the items into the two subscales working memory and inhibition. Please also refer to the page called SUBSCALES on this webpage for further information about the scoring for all three instruments. 

NORMATIVE DATA. Please note that normative data are unfortunately not yet available for any of the questionnaires. This means that at the moment, these instruments are most useful as research tools as it is not possible to determine exact cut-offs for different ages without normative data. Normative data for the CHEXI and the ADEXI (but not for the TEXI) are currently beeing collected, but it has been very difficult to get fundung for this project. At the moment, it is therefore not possible to say when norms will be published. As soon as norms are available, they will be published on this website. Until norms are available, the only indications of where to draw cut-offs is to use the means and standard deviations that are presented in the studies that have used the instruments. These papers can be dowmloaded from this website under the heading RESEARCH. Some examples of means and standard deviations are also presented under the heading SUBSCALES for users who are not so familiar with reading scientific papers.


Please contact Lisa Thorell ( if you wish to use the CHEXI, ADEXI or the TEXI and the questionnaire is not available in your language. You do not need the permission of the authors to use the different langauge version already available on this website. However, we are very interested in any type of research using the instruments that we have developed. We therefore ask you to send us papers using the instruments ( This also include articles published in languages besides English (if so, we would much appreciate if you could also provide us with an English abstract of your study).


If you find any errors in the translations, please contact Lisa Thorell ( as soon as possible so that the error can be corrected. As we experienced large problems when letting a professional translation agency conduct the translation, the translations that are now available have been made by clinicians or researchers who have expressed interest in using the CHEXI, ADEXI or TEXI in their work. Most translations have also been dubblechecked by at least one more person to ensure accuracy. However, as the creators of the questionnaire do not speak all language to which translations have been made, it is impossible for us to guarantee that all translations are 100% correct.