University of Edinburgh
 

Outreach course: Visual Impairment and Early Years

Inverness, 25 April 2013

Number of Participants: 17
Number of Respondents: 17

Overall Assessment: 

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

Enhancement to your expertise

   

2.06

Content and supplementary material

   

2.12

How will you use what you have learned today?

I will hopefully be able to use the material to give parents ideas to stimulate visual development in their child at home.(2)
I will discuss topics with other members of the team and encourage our department to use it in the Clinic.
I will be able to encourage parents to visually stimulate their children. Helps me to explain things in a better way to parents.
Enhance ability to communicate with parents of children with a visual impairment (VI).
Very useful to help guide parents/fellow professionals in the multi-disciplinary environment.
Put all that I have learnt into practice and advise parents better with their child's development.
Would use aspects of sections and develop, particularly vision cards.
No longer feel overwhelmed by the Journal. Will feel more confident to use the Journal with parents/professionals.
With parents and professionals involved with children with VI and complex needs.
I hope to use this to enhance my work in functional vision assessments. The practical information and advice and written information is excellent.
Use ideas when teaching parents for functional difficulties; I am maximising their visual experience.
Help with explanation to parents re visual development (Primary Visual Cortex - V1, V2 etc)
Approach investigation with a VI child differently.
Development of leaflets/information for parents/carers and other professionals. Awareness raising with other professionals.
Enhanced knowledge particularly from parent's perspective; help to give parents source of information to refer to.
Guidance to better assess functional vision and how this applies to home environment. Will help give info to parents to assess their own child's vision in a positive way.

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

Clarity of presentation

   

2.06

Pacing of course/event

   

2.12

What was best about the course/event?

It has made me think more broadly about a VI child's general development and the impact of impaired vision on this.
Using the Journal practically to refer to.
Going through the Journal bit by bit and discussing it. Video footage was also helpful.
Looking at the activity cards/materials.
Getting some understanding of how parents with VI children feel - their expectations. Realising how to make things positive - rather than what they cannot do.
Reviewing each section of the Journal.
Very interactive talk, all questions/opinions were allowed at any point.
Working through Journal and understanding it, in order to put into clinical use.
To understand that you can use the Journal in pieces and that sections can be completed separately, then you can return and reuse/revise completed sections.
Practical and video bits. Loved the personal stories and anecdotes which shared experience and were very interesting and informative.
Definitely made it less daunting to use - will be great to use in sections only.
Liaison opportunity between professionals. Clarity of visual levels in functional way.
Good clear presentation.
Work tools. Information to parents.
Classification. Activities to stimulate/develop vision. Videos of children. Stages of development.
Learning how to place child both visually and developmentally on a scale. Encourages parents and may help paediatrician and other professionals understand level of vision.

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


The handouts/material was difficult to wade through at times, ie to find the relevant section.
Relating to the Journal parts flowed more.
Specific bits of the Journal were difficult to locate. (3)
I would have preferred to order the complete file or download the whole document.
Ordering of materials.
More video examples of clinical testing and compare with same child in home environment: compare child's behaviour between each setting.
Difficult downloading such volumes - although I understand necessity for course.
Would have been better to have a complete Journal, instead of sections copied.
Videos - what advice was given to those particular cases?
Longer.
Overall very good - small groups to develop literature/information etc.
Would have been good to have whole folder in advance. Fiddly flicking back and forth through handouts.

Have you made use of the website? If yes:

Frequency

 

Helpful

Weekly

Monthly

Less Often

No Response

Yes

No

No Response

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 5

 12

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How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure. (1)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (12)
Colleague. (3)
SSC Website. (1)