How is the FTF-R scored?
The Five to Fifteen-R (FTF-R) questionnaire consists of 181 items, each being a statement which the respondent assesses as either 0 (“Does not apply”), 1 (“Applies sometimes/to some extent”) or 2 (“Applies”).
The items are divided into 8 different domains (areas): motor skills, executive function (including attention), perception, memory, language, learning, social competence and mental problems. Most domains are further divided into two or more subdomains.
There are also so-called “influence questions” after each domain, in which parents are asked to summarise whether the child’s behaviour creates difficulties in everyday life.
Finally, parents are asked to freely describe their child’s greatest strengths as well as whatever problems they are most worried about. This assessment should be based on the child’s behaviour over the last three months.