University of Edinburgh

SSC Webinar: Early Assessment of Vision in Babies & Young Children

Presented on Thursday, 25th February 2016

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 33
Number of Respondents: 5

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?

Although not directly working with infants at present, I wanted to keep my skills and knowledge updated. Be more knowledgeable about the assessment materials and what/who was behind their creation. It was a great honour and privilege to listen and learn from such a distinguished expert in the field.
To reinforce previous knowledge.
I could use the knowledge with babies in my family and with children at school.
I work with babies and small children and this will assist with more accurate assessment of their vision.

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 opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end.
The speaker simplified some complex methods by condensing them into memorable phrases and advice such as: ‘Hearing is your sight.’ ‘Use makeup on an adult’s face to help define the features.’ ‘Use bodily contact to aid sight.’ ‘Train the infant’s hands to explore.’ ‘Always use hands when giving visual stimulation.’ ‘ Recognition of all people involved with the baby need to be touched by the baby.’ ‘Weak hands(s), wrist(s) and arm(s) affect a developing child, so sometimes you need to alter the test situation to help.’
Ease of access, due to local authority restrictions in financing training, this method is both cost effective in monetary and tame away from job.
We had the chance to listen to the speaker even if she was not in Scotland and we were able to attend the seminar from our space.
The accompanying videos helped to clarify the narrative and were informative.

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

Explanation about the development of the Lea test material and how the speaker uses this. It was mentioned but there wasn’t a discussion about why the test material was developed to be that colour/shape etc.
Video clips did not upload smoothly. There was no list of participants’ names in view, or visual image of them to feel connected to the other viewers. PowerPoint notes.
I think it was nice. I could watch the videos, so everything was ok.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 1
Course Info Email from SSC: 2
SSC eBulletin: 1
Colleague: 1

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