Answer: A hand-scored profile is an 8 1/2 x 14" sheet of paper on which the items of the form are displayed for each scale. The 0-1-2 scores for each item are copied onto the profile from the form completed for a child. The 0-1-2 scores for the items of a syndrome are summed to obtain the total score for the syndrome. The score for each syndrome is marked in a graphic display and the user draws lines between the marked scores to form a profile. One profile is needed for each form that is hand-scored. If you use our Ages 6-18 Module for computer scoring, you do not need hand-scored profiles.
A template is a reusable cardboard cutout that helps you transfer the 0-1-2 item scores from the completed form to a hand-scored profile. When a template is placed on a completed form, it indicates the syndrome scales and DSM-oriented scales on which the 0-1-2 item scores should be copied.