RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

Publications, resources and useful links


Publications in 2021/22


Using the ROOT to demonstrate impact

  • Two journal articles have been published describing the development of the ROOT:
  1.   Moyse, K., Enderby P., Chadd, K., et al (2020)  Outcome measurement in speech and language therapy: a digital journey . BMJ Health & Care Informatics 2020;27:e100085
  2.   Enderby, P. and K. Moyse (2018)  International classification of functioning - an approach to outcome measurement. Perspectives  of the ASHA Special Interest Groups 3(17): 99-108. 
  • Variation in the Provision and Outcomes of Speech and Language Therapy for People with Parkinson’s Disease in the UK: A poster (pdf) presented at the Parkinson's UK Research Conference in 2020 uses ROOT data to explore the experience of people with Parkinson’s. 

  • Research on the  Impact of Covid-19 on the speech and language therapy profession and their patients published in Frontiers in Neurology (2021) included use of ROOT data.  

  • Importance of Routine Data Collection at Times of Disruption: Lessons from Speech and Language Therapy: Findings from the ROOT about the impact of COVID-19 were also shared in a poster (pdf)  for the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine conference 2020.


Other resources and references 

  • Tune in to a RCSLT podcast in which Vicky Styles and Catherine Hale talk about the use of the ROOT in AAC services
  • Watch a recording of a webinar about the ROOT, hosted by the Digital Health Journal Club: Outcome measurement in speech and language therapy: a digital journey
  • Listen to Pam Enderby talk in this podcast about outcome measurement, the RCSLT Online Outcome Tool and big data. Tune in from 13 minutes to hear specifically about these areas. 
  • Download the presentation given by RCSLT at the 2020 TOMs CONNECT conference: Putting the 'ROOT' into 'ROOTine' data collection 
  • WebinarAre you ROOT Ready - The value of the RCSLT Online Outcome Tool 

  • PresentationThe value of  outcome measurement in speech and language therapy services

  • Enderby, P. and K. Moyse (2018). "International classification of Functioning—An approach to outcome measurement." Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups 3(17): 99-108.

  • BlogRESNET SLT - Measuring outcomes 

  • RCSLT Outcomes pagesInformation and guidance on outcome measurement, including measuring outcomes outside individualised care

  •  RCSLT Local Influencing Guidancesupport and resources to assist with influencing local decision makers


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