University of Edinburgh

Emotional Wellbeing Training Programme: Getting it right for deaf children and young people

Presented on Wednesday 13 January 2010

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 25
Number of Respondents: 25

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?
Group, class, one to one. (2)
Interacting with deaf children.
PSD weekly sessions with 7 deaf teenagers in a mainstream school/deaf unit.
I am taking 'Healthy Heads' forward to colleagues in my team and will 'tailor' the pack as part of my PRD for 2010.
I will use it with my children (one of whom is deaf) to help them in their day-to-day life. In work, I will use it with children (and their parents) to help them understand emotions and express themselves in 'acceptable' way.
I will liaise with colleagues in mainstream school. They are starting a short-life working group for a Mental Health section as part of Health & Wellbeing course. I am on the SLWG and hope to share some of this with deaf pupils in PSE classes.
To inform my research into storytelling as a resource to enhance emotional wellbeing with deaf children.
I will definitely use this with pupils and have made links with another school to develop opportunities.
I will work with mainstream teachers to make this part of the curriculum for my deaf pupils.
As part of my daily class management. Sharing with colleagues on Emotional literacy working group and other staff.
I will use it with individuals in secondary schools and try to get small groups in primary school.
Share resource in information with colleagues. Use pack with variety of groups in school for deaf in mainstream and base.
In daily practice with deaf/hearing pupils. Informing other members of multi-sensory staff and mainstream staff.
To use material/information. To share today with colleagues/parents etc.
Working with children and their families.
In every day teaching situations.
It will be useful to pass on to parents especially of newly diagnosed children.
Some extremely useful tips to pass onto parents.
Will think about what’s been discussed and apply to work situations.
I will endeavour to put it into practice.
PSD programme with deaf teenagers.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
All of it. (4)
We were given lots of great ideas to use with the children. Presenter was so enthusiastic and it was great listening to someone with first-hand experience.
Presenter was enthusiastic and knew course content very well so explained very well.  Will enjoy reading the course material.
The ideas and advice - the insight into how deaf people see the world.
The speaker - Caroline was so enthusiastic and informative that the day flew by. The whole resource pack looks amazing too.
Really interesting and motivating presenter, clearly passionate about resource. Lots of participation by group.
Presentation by a deaf person with plenty of experience of the subject.
Relevant. Enthusiastic/passionate presenter.
Caroline was fantastic!
Excellent speaker.
So much really useful information. All excellent.
Everything - information invaluable.
The exercises and games etc to use with the children to encourage development of confidence and self-esteem.
Difficult to pick one particular part of the day - found all of the day interesting.
Lively presentation - examples of real life situations.
Good examples from presenter and other participants. Very interesting.
Personal accounts. Activities. Anecdotes.
Examples. 'Tips' and ways of working  Networking.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
More time for examples from presenter/networking with other attendees.
Needed more time. (5)
Perhaps a two-part event?  More time. (2)
Not to squash so much info into such a short space of time. [I know - it's expensive!]
Just a bit more time for examples. We actually finished early!
Timing/content - possibly too much info for just one day.
More time. Bit rushed due to time constraints.
Timings - too 'compacted'.

Any other comments regarding the course?
Could have been over 2 days providing more time.
Fantastic - loads of great ideas.
Very interesting. The first of its kind that I have been aware of (in Scotland).
I really enjoyed it - thank you so much!
Would like more opportunity to discuss/use further.
Presenter fantastic, along with experiences she’s tackled positively, where in some fields are all negative especially in Education.
Well done!
It was excellent and very well presented with a lot of useful tips and ideas.
Would have been nice to see more Local Authorities/Educ Depts represented.
Excellent! Can't wait to get started.

Location and Venue
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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (19)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (3)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (1)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Deaf children 'isolated' in mainstream schools.
An extended day like today - working with parents of babies identified by NHS.
How to deal with challenging behaviour.
Working with deaf children with additional needs.
More of the same. Would like more courses to help parents prepare children for transition.
I’d love the opportunity to learn more about Deaf culture in Scotland (or UK) at the moment, as most of the texts available are about American Deaf culture.
Awareness raising for mainstream teachers.
More of same - so valuable.
More of this type PSD.

Outcomes Assessment

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