University of Edinburgh

Impairment of vision due to damage to the brain in children

Presented on Tuesday 16 December 2008

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 19
Number of Respondents: 19

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?

As part of a Functional Vision Assessment Team it will be of daily use.
Very practically in our Functional Vision Assessment Clinic. Also to train others.
I shall try and use it with my existing Functional Vision Assessment.
I will try and implement my new knowledge into my role at RNIB.
To look closely at the children I work with and their conditions - I now have a better understanding of visual acuity and visual field and this knowledge will help me to understand Functional Vision Assessment and theory.
I will rethink my teaching strategies.
I will use strategies learned today with a VI child in my class.
In assessing the needs of pupils with CVI, recommending appropriate teaching strategies, production of teaching materials.
Help in providing advice to mainstream teachers on CVI pupils.
To assist with writing vision reports, which communicate clinical findings in optometry to service users/families/carers.
Within my job role as rehab officer and testing functional vision.
To enhance teaching for visually impaired children in my care.
Share new knowledge with colleagues.
Discussions with other multi-professionals.
To measure (roughly) children’s vision - to hold their attention more thoroughly!
To assess children and to adapt activities/environment and curriculum. Share with support staff.
Remember to take time to get an accurate history. Provide better tailor-made advice for individuals.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

The whole day!
Very informative.
Easy to follow diagrams, information broken down into bite-size chunks, photos and practical examples to back up theory, enthusiasm of the presenter.
It was interesting and informative - good delivery.
Informative (and entertaining!) material.
Content was exactly what I needed to know.
Pitched at a good level.
Very good illustrations: lively presentation.
Enthusiasm of the speaker (Professor Dutton) for his area.
In depth information and the way it was presented.
Understanding cerebral visual impairment.
Professor Dutton's enthusiasm/knowledge of subject.
Good handouts so I can digest it more later.
Insight into how own vision works ie - can trick us etc, and the whole area of dorsal stream dysfuntion.
Explanation of how vision works and different types of impairment.
Professor Dutton makes a very complex subject easier to understand.

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

Nothing - very happy.

Any other comments regarding the course?

An excellent day.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
A very enjoyable and informative day. I now need to read my notes again to remember all the things I have learned! Thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed course, very helpful.
Very informative - like a light bulb going on!

Location and Venue

Excellent = 1 Poor = 5

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Quality of venue



How did you hear about this course?

Flyer/mailing from SSC. (10)
RNIB Scotland. (2)
Education Department. (2)
Employer/workplace (3).
Website. (1)
Email. (1)

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

Courses on people with a learning disability.
Autism and visual processing.
Course for clinical people eg; orthoptists or optometrists.

Outcomes Assessment

If you are a teacher, how would you rate this course in relation to the following 'Chartered Teacher Standard' components:

Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes