The ROCC was developed as a tool to map progress made by schools in smaller increments to ensure 2 key things:
- There is a shared understanding of what competent communication looks like – the big picture.
- Teams are not overwhelmed by the big picture in setting goals, prioritising strategies, and in looking back to see what they have actually achieved. (more information available on the website – see ISAAC slide presentation).
- The ROCC was trialled in 6 schools and with the therapy team at Two Way Street, each time with new descriptions or changes being added. The tool and the training to accompany the tool has been modified significantly along this journey based on the way we have used it, the feedback provided, and to include the wide range of individuals/students we have scored.
- There has been fantastic feedback and fine tuning contributions from those schools as well as experienced clinicians, researchers and families. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.
- Download ISAAC 2018 presentation – For more information on the ROCC and its use in a pilot school, as presented at the ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) conference 2018.
- The current version (released in February 2019) includes a pdf download form for use on paper, along with a subscription to the online tool. This version is a first release version of the software and is available at an introductory price. Please be aware that you may experience some technical bugs in this first release, and that we will continue to add functionality to the software throughout the year. The ROCC is a new and developing tool and we welcome your feedback to refine and build it to suit your needs. To send feedback, please Contact Us.
Schools involved in Pilot Project and have agreed to be contacted:
- Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School & Services
- Claremont Special School
- Mt Ommaney Special School
- Western Suburbs Special School
- College Row School
- T: (08) 9721 3125
- Verney Road Specialist School, Shepparton
- Key Contact: Merryn Saraiva – Teacher Leader of AAC