University of Edinburgh

Functional Vision Assessment

Presented in Dublin on 11 March 2010

Course Evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 18
Number of Respondents: 15

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?
Will be used in every day practice.
Will use it when making Assessments in the schools.
I will use the knowledge to do my functional vision assessment.
To assess a child’s functional vision.
More in-depth assessment of functional vision.
Template from report. New ideas for tests.
A greater understanding of the components of a Functional Vision Assessment (FVA).
Directly applicable to my work. Enhanced my understanding and knowledge. Developed confidence in assessment, VI, etc.
In carrying out assessments and in writing up reports.
Will enhance FVAs - will use more materials as suggested. Good practical ideas.
I now will feel much more comfortable in testing functional vision and using info received from it.
Deepening understanding of a child's VI, increased knowledge for explaining same to mainstream staff and working with them to design appropriate interventions.
It will inform all my FVAs in the future and encourage me to seek out some of the materials mentioned to augment my FVA kit.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
It was practical!
Report writing.
The different tests to see which ones are required and their effective use.
Seeing all the tests.
All extremely useful.
All was excellent.
Getting together with colleagues to discuss the issues with the intention of having a FVA pack and template as an outcome.
Excellent presentation and preparation. Linked in with course participants to ensure that the details and course content related to what was needed. Seminar so obliged!
Use of functional vision tests; how to read them.
Field of vision test.
Opportunity to interact and ask questions.
Very clear presentation. Practical information.
Can't separate parts - practicality of content was EXCELLENT.
Specifically designed for VTVI current needs.
Very relevant, practical and informative.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
Group work and practising in groups.
Nothing really, everything was quite good for me.
Gone a little bit faster with presentation would be useful to have time to try out the tests in a practical manner.
More time, opportunity to use tests.
I would like to actually use the tests - not have them described to me.
Actually use the materials.
Would have loved more time - day just flew.

Any other comments regarding the course?
It was well researched. Gave us different resources to use. That was good because we have a variety to pick up from.
I would be glad to see a follow up course that would include MDVI children.
Perhaps a course module could be designed around using the tests.
Appropriately pitched. Exactly what was requested.
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and experience. Very worthwhile and enjoyable day.
More 'hands on' experience required - particularly if the group is small enough to allow same.
A wonderful day - learnt a lot.
I thought it was excellent as presented. Thanks to both presenters - very useful day.
Super presentation and content. Thanks so much.
Thank you for a valuable training day!

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How did you hear about this course?
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Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (7)
Colleague. (4)
Other: self-organised. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Working or assessing an MDVI child.
Functional Vision Assessment of MDVI children.
Braille maths for mainstream teachers.
Early Years development.
MDVI assessment.
Early Years Developmental Journal for visually impaired (2) - training day please.
FVA specific to MDVI.