University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 15: Introduction to Auditory Verbal Play & 101 activities for babies

Presented on Friday, 4th December 2015

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 18
Number of Respondents: 16

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

Attempt to use strategies in my practice.
Add to ideas. Improve sequencing of tables.
Some aspects of developing auditory attention will be useful to incorporate into my practice.
Working in early sessions with parents.
I have taken a number of ideas regarding suitable activities I could use with my under ones. Also, the importance of involving parents and being clearer with them as to how they can incorporate activities into their daily routines.
During home visits to encourage parents to develop their baby's language.
I'll use the information on stages of development in my role as an ASN teacher.
Practice with my patients and parents.
Try out the activities with families. Pass on ideas to colleagues.
In my day to day practice I shall use it to enhance my teaching.
To improve practice.
I will review my current practice by ensuring I know exactly what stage of development the children I work with are at and what activities, support is most effective at that stage.
May use some of the strategies with poorer nursery children or children with additional support needs.
Early play techniques.
I will add elements into my practice.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

A wealth of information on auditory development and children's capabilities that I didn't know.
Video clips to illustrate strategies.
Lots of interesting videos demonstrating many principles, which my own profession would use routinely.
Talking with speech and language therapy colleagues.
Reinforcement of babies developmental levels and activity suggestion.
Specific details of 1:1 sessions and videos.
Informative, it's a subject area I know nothing about, as I don't work with anyone with hearing impairments.
New ideas and practical to use.
Videos, activity ideas. What to expect at different stages.
Practical activities.
Opportunity to look at language development in babies.
Clips and practical application.
A wide range of examples, videos, interesting facts.
Having a greater understanding of the developmental stages of babies.
Well presented.
Useful, practical advice/examples.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Less criticism of other professionals - audiology/speech therapy - disappointing comparisons which don't reflect current practice (others vs AVT).
It concerned me that the approach was held up as the 'ideal' to the detriment of other professions. This is quite a dated view and doesn't give a positive weight to multi agency working.
More practical activities.
A bit more discussion.
Could be over two days.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 2
Course Info Email from SSC: 7
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 3
SSC Website: 1
No response: 3

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Helping deaf children in classroom.
Deaf toddlers with additional needs who are not progressing at the expected rate.
Three day AVT course.