126.96.36.199 Overview of the professional questionnaire scoring regime
The following table provides an overview of the scoring process using the DCLA professional questionnaire.
|1||Establish the child's chronological age.|
|2-5||Assign scores to each of the responses in the professional questionnaire.|
|6||Adjust the raw scores from the previous 4 steps.|
|7||Amend the scores for children aged 12 years and above.|
|8||Do cusp adjustment for children who do not have a qualifying score but who are about to enter a new stage of development, if appropriate.|
|9||If the age amended THP total score is more than zero (>0), this score is a qualifying professional questionnaire score and contributes to the qualifying rating for the DCLA (Child).|
The process of calculating a score has been automated, but the score can also be manually calculated if there is a need to confirm or explain the result. For scores that are calculated automatically, an additional step is necessary to identify certain situations that require validation.
Policy reference: SS Guide 188.8.131.520 Validation of the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) - CP (child), CA (child)