RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures


July 2024

Things are looking different around here!

We have been working hard on a number of developments to ROOT which we hope will improve the user experience. You’ll notice some changes particularly when you are inputting or uploading data. This is part of an ongoing process of refining ROOT based on user feedback, so there are more changes and tweaks to come.

We are here to help with any issues and always want to hear your feedback: click the yellow ‘Leave Feedback’ button at the bottom of any page or email us on root@rcslt.org

Our next virtual drop-in will be held over Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 24 July 1-2pm. Come along to this informal session to meet the team, find out more and ask any questions you may have. 

About the RCSLT Online Outcome Tool (ROOT)

The ROOT supports speech and language therapists (SLTs) with collecting and collating Therapy Outcome Measures (TOMs) (Enderby and John, 2015; 2019) and generating reports. The reports generated by the ROOT can be used by SLTs to inform clinical decision-making, drive quality improvement and demonstrate the impact of speech and language therapy. More information is provided below, or you can contact root@rcslt.org.

Therapy Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Professionals

Pamela Enderby and Alexandra John

The Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM) allows professionals from many disciplines working in health, social care and education to describe the relative abilities and difficulties of a patient/client in the four domains of impairment, activity, participation and wellbeing in order to monitor changes over time. TOM has been rigorously tested for reliability and clinical validity. It is quick and simple to use, taking just a few minutes to complete, and is used for treatment planning, clinical management, audit and research. It allows for the aggregations of data so that comparisons can be made for the purposes of internal and external benchmarking.

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