University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 10: CVI and common ocular conditions

Presented on Friday, 14 December 2012

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 13
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?

I've been asked to serve as my team's link psychologist for HI and VI: today's materials have exponentially increased my knowledge base.
Read up on highlighted areas; try out some of the technology suggested.
Areas identified for further research - implement into transitions.
iPad info very relevant for P7 pupil moving to secondary.
Everyday implementation of knowledge and strategies to enhance experiences for children.
Use it as a springboard for further medical research.
I am required to deliver awareness raising training, so I will use the materials to do so. Also I will be able to use it in my current practice.
In daily work.
Take on board the CVI information.
I have a time allocation for VI children and this course will inform my practice when attending meetings and working with others working with VI children.
I have just started a job as an early intervention worker supporting families with children with visual impairments: Andrew's talk has been very beneficial. The afternoon talks were good to gain a greater understanding of support systems in place in education.
Support 'new' staff and QTVI to refresh understanding.

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


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Clear info, well pitched and organised.
Being reassured that what I do is the same as those commended by HMIe.
Andrew Blaikie. Secondary presentation was of particular interest as I have a pupil about to go through that transition.
Knowledge and expertise shared.
I found the medical info most useful, as it was mostly brand new info.
Very detailed description about impairments and how they can be challenging in a school environment. Also great advice about what kind of technology to use.
Secondary school information.
Everything!  More please.
Andrew's professional views on VI and explanations of them.
The first speaker was excellent. He was very passionate about his profession and he had a vast amount of knowledge. PM presentations were also good and provided practical strategies.
Very clear, great presenters - case studies really enhanced their points and gave us a really good understanding of what was being said.

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

Handouts on eye conditions. More time to demo iPad info.
Quicker start so could have had more discussion.
More visual adaptations.
I am satisfied with course delivery.
Website suggested course would be beneficial to support staff, perhaps would have liked more re supporting the child in school rather than lots of background info, perhaps more practical strategies to transfer to my work.
More time for the first speaker (Andrew Blaikie). (2)
So much information given by Andrew - could have been better as a whole day was too much in a short space of time. Would have liked Andrew's materials before/when he was speaking.

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (2)
Course Leaflet/mailshot. (2)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (4)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
SSC Website. (2)
Other: Email. (2)