184.108.40.206 Overview of the professional questionnaire scoring regime
The following table provides an overview of the scoring process using the DCLA professional questionnaire.
|Establish the child's chronological age.
|Assign scores to each of the responses in the professional questionnaire.
|Adjust the raw scores from the previous 4 steps.
|Amend the scores for children aged 12 years and above.
|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.
|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 220.127.116.110 Validation of the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) - CP (child), CA (child)