The ROCC is an online tool that has been developed to help guide goals and strategies that focus around autonomous communication development for people with communication challenges. It is designed to act a bit like a ‘roadmap’, creating a visual representation and a shared understanding for users based on 10 key ‘domains’ of communication.
The ROCC gives you a score for each domain, but more importantly helps to provide direction for what to do next.
It can be used for people of all ages and diagnoses, and across all forms of communication – speech, sign and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
How can it help us?
The ROCC can be used to:
- assess and track progress of your client, student or person across time,
- compare the scores for different scenarios (e.g. with current system -vs- potential with proposed system. This is a great way to support AAC system recommendations ),
- collate group data so that you can see trends across your site, or for specific groups you can create yourself. (e.g. class groups, caseload groups, sites, ages, etc),
- assist educators or providers to plan achievable next steps along the continuum towards communicative competence at an individual, group or whole site level.
The inspiration for the ROCC’s development was providing a simple, time-efficient way for teachers to track their process, and enable them to see that they were actually making a difference in the lives of their students.
How does it work?
The online ROCC assessment asks users to select the most appropriate descriptors for each participant across each of the 10 communication domains. The descriptors are scored from 0-5 where 0 is very emergent and 5 is competent. From the results, it creates a profile graph and an assessment report which can then be saved and used for your own purposes. You can also track progress for an individual participant each time you review their ROCC profile. It’s great to see progress over time and celebrate your success. The data graphs are easy to save and insert into any report template you may choose.
Once a school or organisation enters assessments for their participants, they can begin
to use that data to view comparative and summarising graphs. Group graphs can inform goal setting, strategic planning, training, funding, and more.
The idea is that the ROCC provides the bigger picture, to help schools and organisations figure out where they may need to focus, or explore more detailed assessment in specific areas. This really helps to prioritise access to therapy providers and also to prevent assessment just for the sake of it.
How do I access it?
The ROCC is a subscription-based tool for schools or other relevant organisations. The costs are based on the number of individuals (we call them participants) that you will be scoring.
Visit our website (link to https://www.roccassessment.com.au/rocc-training-plus-subscriptions/) for more information on subscriptions and training, or contact us (link to firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
We look forward to ROCC-ing with you soon!