University of Edinburgh

The Assessment of Visual Functions in Children with Visual Impairment

Presented on Saturday, 11 December 2010

Course Evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 12
Number of Respondents: 12

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?
Apply to daily work.
Will incorporate the knowledge into assessments completed in school.
Improve the assessment of contrast sensitivity.
Extend the use of testing materials. More aware of visual needs of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
In my day-to-day work when planning visual assessments.
Try to encourage students to wear glasses and use aids more. Ensure students have regular checks at clinic.
Enhance support of visual assessment and widened knowledge of different visual assessments.
Useful insight to visual problems and how children are assessed.
Design an assessment form understood by school and parents. Use some info in presentations to school staff.
Use bibliography for self-study. Have better understanding of optometrist etc, medical figures and terminology when reading reports.
Obtain some of the tests to use when they become available for functional vision assessments. Change some we use at the moment.
Intend reading more and glad to get the extensive reference list.

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


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Afternoon workshops.
Practical and useful information.
Practical application.
All of it was great but using and discussing the test materials was most useful.
Very interesting and engaging presenter.
Good balance of theory and practical. Excellent.
Good discussion, informative and useful tasks.
Workshops were enlightening. Again, gave insight to children's visual impairments and made me think about how I could best support any VI children within class.
Practical workshop activities and handling equipment. Opportunity to have discussions with Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired (QTVIs).
Half theory and half 'hands-on'.
Workshops and having sample tests to look at.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
More time for activities!
A wee bit rushed.
Less technical terms in the case scenarios or a glossary.
More time in afternoon.

Any other comments regarding the course?
Very informative - thank you.
No criticisms at all re the day course.
If we could purchase a copy of the video.
Excellent presentation.
It was interesting to see materials and charts used in assessing children. Thoroughly enjoyed course.
Really enjoyed day.

Location and Venue
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (2)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (6)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (1)
SSC Website. (1)
No response. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Working with Deafblind children.
Working with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) children.

Outcomes Assessment
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