University of Edinburgh

Cerebral Visual Impairment: an educational perspective

Presented on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 9

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 new knowledge to my future assessments for Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI). Be more aware of CVI indicators. Use DVD for staff awareness training.
I intend to further investigate this area through research as one of my pupils attends an Additional Support Needs (ASN) school. This area may be one I could pass on knowledge of to other staff.
Practical application in ASN schools particularly.
It has informed my VI practice and I will now assess some of my caseload for CVI.
Will be able to use it to help children at work. Have learned tips for the future.
Look at my classroom, seating arrangements etc with a more knowledgeable eye. Be far more aware of what my pupil might have difficulty with.
More able to understand pupils I support who have CVI and convey same to colleagues.
When working with pupils with CVI in the future. Also to discuss with colleagues.

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


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
DVDs good resource to explain CVI. Being able to discuss experiences with others/raise questions to speakers.
The presenters' style of presentation enables easier understanding of subject matter.
Excellent use of DVDs.
Learning all the information about CVI and being able to relate it to individual children on my caseload.
Best ways to help children with CVI now and later.
Having the chance to see the world through the eyes of someone with CVI and realising what to look out for.
DVDs were very useful as they provided examples. Good anecdotal information/experience helps too.
The general intro followed up by the DVDs which showed practical situations.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
A change of activity - lots of listening today!

Any other comments regarding the course?
Encourages the wish to discover more.
Very relaxed environment and speakers encouraged participation.
Very informative. (2)
Good number in group - not too big.
Recommended to teachers of VI pupils.

Location and Venue
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


Have you made use of the website? If yes:






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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (4)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (2)
Colleague. (3)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
More specific training on visual conditions.
Guidance to help with various curriculum areas.
Maths teaching for primary.
How to support teenagers with VI in terms of personal hygiene/grooming etc.

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