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Check out our new tool, the TOM 2.0!

May 16, 2016 | hquick@uw.edu

WERT is excited to announce the revised Team Observation Measure called the TOM 2.0. WERT’s goal was to create a reliable and valid measure of adherence to the wraparound principles and key elements that is less burdensome and more sensitive to different elements of Wraparound practice implementation. In the revision, WERT was able to remove redundant items, make the language clearer and more consistent, remove non-essential items that show little variability on the original TOM, and separate the assessment of facilitation skills from fidelity to the Wraparound model.

Where the original TOM had 71 indicators across 20 items, the TOM 2.0 has 36 indicators across only 7 items. The TOM 2.0 is organized by the 5 Key elements, and includes indicators of meeting attendance, use of natural supports, facilitation, and outcomes based process. This aligns with the structure of the Wraparound Fidelity Index (WFI-EZ), our other widely-used fidelity assessment tool.

Helpful Tips

  • From our pilot testing we can conclude that differences in training level and who administers the tool will affect the score;
  • Ensuring observers are trained appropriately to complete observations, using the TOM 2.0 Manual and training PowerPoint will limit issues; and
  • Staying up-to-date with training by completing the quizzes and continuing to use the TOM 2.0 materials will ensure reliability and validity of the information collected.

For more information about the TOM 2.0 or to sign up as a collaborator to use the tool, please visit our website.

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