University of Edinburgh

Course 10: A Musical Approach to Developing Communication for Children with Hearing Loss and/or Language Delay

Presented on Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 16
Number of Respondents: 16

Overall Assessment:

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

Enhancement to your expertise




Content and supplementary material




Will you do anything differently as a result of today’s training?

Use songs, change words to build and develop vocabulary. Create opportunities for imaginative play/problem solving.
Definitely! More focus on total communication, comprehension, attention retention.
Include more songs as part of activities with a particular child in my class.
Reassess where child may be at in terms of communication.
Expand the use of music. Try to make time to plan and ensure maximum communication development within activities using music/songs.
Develop activities with S1 and S2 pupils to encourage auditory processing/fill in gaps in their listening/communication skills.
Yes, thinking more about pausing and making activities more child friendly/exciting with problem solving.
Will feel more confident in using some of ideas in practice.
In infant classes changing words to familiar rhymes/songs. Creating narrative/play to songs, e.g. Old MacDonald lost his cows, etc.
Try and make more learning opportunities from familiar songs and rhymes.
Yes, I will be more creative in the way I use nursery rhymes/songs. (3)
Be more confident to sing silly songs and have understanding to plan.

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

Clarity of presentation




Pacing of course/event




What was best about the course/event?

Networking and practical strategies around specific children.
Networking and professional dialogue.
Useful strategies/ways of thinking about language development.
Clear, practical ideas.
Ideas of flexibility in songs - changing words/having children fill in gaps.
Good ideas to put into practice.
Time and encouragement to be more creative with songs. Suggestions of appropriate songs. Creative ideas for using music.
Going through auditory process.
Videos and examples.
Ideas and strategies - just having time and space to generate ideas and get creative. Excellent day. Thank you.
Networking/professional dialogue.
Sharing information.
Thinking about what we were asking children to do with their language and what was the next step.
Practical activities which generate a lot of ideas. Content.
New info on how speech is learnt.

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

Great info but targeted to younger age range than that which I am currently working with.
More specific information on research underpinning today's training.
More information on primary/secondary pupils.
Moving around at times - demo songs through movement?
Having access to a table - easier during group work/note taking.
Application to ASN/older.

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 6
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 6
Colleague: 4

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

Auditory memory activities (practical ideas/structures).
Workshop (practical) on sensory activities for children with additional needs.
Deafness and autism.