University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 28: Deafness and Additional Speech and Language Difficulties

Presented on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 in Aberdeen

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 22
Number of Respondents: 17

Overall Assessment:

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

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


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

I will check out the resources mentioned and perhaps try some of them.
Look up some information about resources. Ask SALT (speech and language therapist) for information on colourful semantics to use with pupils.
Have a broader understanding, therefore will feel more confident when ToD (teacher of the deaf) talks to me about IEP, etc.
Consider more the wider picture of a deaf child’s needs - is it beyond initial deafness.
Adapt for children with hearing loss.
It has given me lots of practical resources to use after assessment and has developed my knowledge and understanding of DLDs (delayed language disorders).
Continue reading up on DLD and supporting websites and resources and transfer to my own teaching.
Now that I am more aware of DLDs, I will take this into account when undertaking assessments – formative/summative/observational.
More focused learning activities for pupils.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Presentation and discussion opportunities with others.
Signposting to resources. (4)
Finding out about aspects of DLD, assessments and resources.
Explanation of different language difficulties.
Course presenter was very easy to listen to and well paced.
Pace and delivery was good - well explained and illustrated by video clips/PowerPoint.
It was great to hear the presenter’s knowledge and, amongst us, listen to other teacher/learner experience.
Presenter’s knowledge and expertise, lots of strategies to use.
Practical elements - resources, strategies and apps to use with deaf pupils in mainstream schools.
Resources and facts.
Information was presented in a very ‘user-friendly’ way. I could relate to everything that was said.
Good examples of pupils - talking about their problems/issues.
Everything was presented clearly and made interesting.

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

Would have been interesting to have seen more video clips with children who had specific DLDs.

How did you hear about this course?

Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 16

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

Word aware, shape coding.
Colourful Semantics.