Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System

The Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) is the first nationally standardised set of tests to evaluate higher level cognitive functions in both children and adults. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

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  • D-KEFS Q-global Technical Manual
    9780749115685 Qualification Level C


  • D-KEFS Q-global Examiner’s Manual
    9780749115562 Qualification Level C


  • D-KEFS 20 Questions Test Record Forms
    9780158091365 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Sorting Test - alternate set of Cards
    9780158091211 Qualification Level C

    3 sets of 6 cards each


  • D-KEFS Alternate Record Forms for D-KEFS sorting
    9780158091204 Qualification Level C

    Verbal Fluency and 20 Question Tests, Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Trail Making Response Combined Pack
    9780158091198 Qualification Level C

    Trail making Test Response Booklets, Pack of 25 set (each set contains 25 different Response Booklets for 5 trail making conditions)


    Ready to ship within:5-6 weeks
  • D-KEFS Sorting Test - set of Cards
    9780158091181 Qualification Level C

    2 sets of Standard Sorting Cards and 1 Practice Set


  • D-KEFS Complete Kit UK
    9780749167998 Qualification Level C

    Includes Manual, Stimulus Booklet, Sorting Cards (3 sets of 6 Cards), 1 Tower Stand with 5 Colour Disks, 25 Record Forms, 25 Design Fluency Response Booklets, 25 Trail Making Response Booklet Sets (each set contains 5 Response Booklets for the 5 trail making conditions) in a trolley bag


  • D-KEFS Complete Kit with Scorer Assisstant CD
    9780749167981 Qualification Level C

    Includes all components of the Complete Kit and CD Rom for Windows®


  • D-KEFS Design Fluency Test Response Booklets
    9780158091174 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Colour-word Interference Test Record Forms
    9780158091235 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Sorting Test Record Forms
    9780158091228 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Design Fluency Test Record Forms
    9780158091358 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Proverb Test Record Forms
    9780158091396 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Standard Record Forms
    9780158091150 Qualification Level C

    All nine subtests combined, Pack of 25


    Ready to ship within:5-6 weeks
  • D-KEFS Tower Test Record Forms
    9780158091389 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Verbal Fluency Test Record Forms
    9780158091341 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


  • D-KEFS Word context Test Record Forms
    9780158091372 Qualification Level C

    Pack of 25


    Ready to ship within:8-9 weeks
  • D-KEFS Trail Making Record Forms
    9780158091334 Qualification Level C

    Pad of 25


  • D-KEFS Scoring Assistant v1.0.2 CD-ROM Windows
    9780158984186 Qualification Level C


  • DKEFS Q-global Stimulus Book
    9780749183301 Qualification Level C



Publication date:
Age range:
Ages 8 through 89 years
Qualification level:
Completion time:
Variable depending on subtest selected: full battery 90 minutes
Normed on over 1,500 individuals demographically and regionally matched with the U.S. population
System requirements:
Software-based scoring and reporting is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, & 7 only.
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

D-KEFS assesses the key components of executive functions believed to be mediated primarily by the frontal lobe. With nine stand-alone tests, D-KEFS allows examiners to comprehensively assess the key components of executive functions within verbal and spatial modalities. 


  • Assess the integrity of the frontal system of the brain.
  • Determine how deficits in abstract, creative thinking may impact daily life.
  • Plan coping strategies and rehabilitation programs tailored to each patient's profile of executive-function strengths and weaknesses.
  • Choose from two forms: Standard and Alternate.
  • Generate D-KEFS score reports faster and easier with D-KEFS Scoring Assistant® software.


The D-KEFS game-like format is engaging for examinees, encouraging optimal performance without providing "right/wrong" feedback that can create frustration in some children and adults.

  • Standard Record Forms, including all nine D-KEFS tests.
  • Alternate Record Forms, including alternate versions of D-KEFS Sorting, Verbal Fluency, and 20 Questions tests.
  • Alternate set of Sorting Cards available.
  • Subtests can be recorded and scored as a complete battery or as individual subtests.

Correlates with CVLT-II

D-KEFS is correlated with the CVLT-II, providing information concerning the role of memory on D-KEFS performance.

An important study by Bohnen, Twijnstra, and Jolles (1992) was noted (p. 21) and referenced (p. 385) In the D-KEFS Examiner’s Manual (Delis, Kaplan, & Kramer, 2001). In this study, Bohnen et al. collected data from 10 patients (in the Netherlands) who had sustained mild TBIs with post-concussive symptoms that lasted longer than 3 months (the Persistent PCS group) and compared them to mild TBI patients who had recovered from their PCS symptoms after 3 months (the Recovered group). Bohnen et al. (1992) initially demonstrated that the Persistent PCS group performed significantly worse than the Recovered Group on a modified Stroop task that incorporated a switching procedure.

Dr. Manolo Sedo of Spain recently brought to our attention a second study by Bohnen, Jolles, and Twijnstra (1992), in which patients with acute mild TBI (6 to 14 days post injury) performed significantly worse than a match control group on the modified Stroop task that incorporated a switching procedure.

We wish to thank Dr. Sedo for drawing our attention to this important study.

Bohnen, N., Twijnstra, A., & Jolles, J. (1992). Performance in the Stroop color word test in relationship to the persistence of symptoms following mild head injury. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 85(2), 116–121.

Bohnen, N., Jolles, J., & Twijnstra, A. (1992). Modification of the Stroop color word test improves differentiation between patients with mild head injury and matched controls. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 6(2), 178–184.


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D-KEFS on Q-interactive at a Glance: (Select subtests available)

Available With

  • Standard, Classroom, & Experiential Licenses

Subtests Available

  • Trail Making Test
  • Verbal Fluency
  • Design Fluency
  • Color-Word Interference

Subtest Pricing

  • Pay as you go: £1.50 per subtest
  • Prepay: 1 usage* per subtest

*Cost per usage between £1.10 and £1.50 depending on volume discounts

Scoring and Reporting

  • Excel Report

Materials Needed

  • View the Pricing & Ordering tab and open the Q-interactive section

Benefits of D-KEFS on Q-interactive

  • Create custom batteries by combining subtests from the D-KEFS with other tests such as the WAIS-IV.
  • Standardize administration and simplify the management of D-KEFS materials so you can focus on what is important – the examinee.
  • Obtain scaled scores immediately after finishing a subtest, to increase speed and accuracy.

How Can I Buy D-KEFS on Q-interactive?

New customers:

Annual Q-interactive licenses can be purchased using our online order form or by calling Customer Support at 0345 630 8888. See the Q-interactive pricing tab for more information on license options.

Current Q-interactive customers:

If you want to add the D-KEFS to your account, visit our online order form and select the "Add test(s) to existing account" option. You may also call Customer Support at 0345 630 8888.