University of Edinburgh

Emotional Well-being for Young Deaf People

Day 1: Thursday 15 March 2012

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 16
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?

To look at emotional wellbeing for all pupils I teach (a mix of learning difficulties with additional other difficulties).
Intend to implement new unit of work to encourage pupils to be more assertive and confident.
Directly with young people.
Work with Teacher of the Deaf (ToD) to implement an action-plan in school, which will raise awareness of emotional wellbeing issues.
I will try to work on confidence to be deaf.
Materials will be more useful next year when I have first year pupils with many emotional difficulties.
Will put into practice. (2)
Build further upon what I already do.
Use it on Visitors Day when we have a large group of Deafblind children together.
In organised sessions with secondary pupils.
Use materials and info learned to write 'I can' statements for Health & Wellbeing section within Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), directly related to deaf pupils.
Helpful information to include in ‘experiences & outcomes’ within Health & Wellbeing for CfE. (2)

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Good ideas from the presenters and some of the other participants.
Relaxed, focused and relevant and delivered by deaf people.
Brilliant presenters who were knowledgeable, experienced and engaging (also deaf).
The personal and practical experience of the presenters. (2) The clarity of the material. The accompanying material.
Presentation and handouts.
The presenters were both excellent – brilliant role models for young deaf people.
Important topics delivered by people who understood the challenges.
Lots of practical tips and ideas. Info on materials eg DVD. Very friendly, helpful presenters. (2)
Practical ideas/sharing of ideas. (2)
Seeing examples of pupils’ work and hearing about how materials have already been used in schools in Northern Ireland.
Meeting other professionals. (2)

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

More space to 'break out' into small groups?
More feedback from young deaf people but really the course was excellent as it was.
I enjoyed everything.
More differentiated for primary and secondary.
Practical activities.
Information on use of materials developed – become familiar with them.

Have you made use of the website? If yes:






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How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure. (3)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (6)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (4)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (1)
Other: WSDCS. (1)

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

More courses relevant to secondary education – as this was.
Audiology – especially in relation to advances in technology: digital hearing aids; cochlear implants; radio aids; assistive technology.
Supporting very young children/parents and carers of very young children.
More courses, like this, about teenagers.