University of Edinburgh

Independence through Habilitation

Presented on Friday 27 January 2012

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 12
Number of Respondents: 11

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?
Service to pupils (they should be in school 24/7). Will be more 'proactive' in ensuring continuous (service).
Aware of when to refer children to a mobility officer. When mobility is involved, I will follow-up materials when I am in school too.
I have more understanding of how to advocate for my pupils in relation to mobility training.
To assist me in researching material/support that will help develop my teaching of VI children that are in my class/as I have no specific training.
I will use what I have learned to encourage more independence for my blind son.
Look at the 'Hab' course information.
Be more patient and understanding with my son's needs.
It will help me to think/see things from visually impaired children and young people and parents' points of view.
I will take back issues relating to independence skills and how to enhance independence of a VI child.
My awareness of the absolute relevance of promoting and maintaining independence skills of young people with visual impairment has been raised and will continue to inform my practice.
I will share what I have learnt with my VI colleague, line manager and Visual Impairment Support Service for Children in the Community (VISSCC).

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


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Having parents present honestly.
The materials that we were given and the names of relevant materials that we can access.
RNIB content and additional information. Information on Quality Standards in PM session.
Where I could find additional info.
Very interesting and informative.
All interesting, especially enjoyed 'case studies' video.
A lot more information about things I didn't know.
Hearing Dominic/Janis’ experiences.
Case studies and hearing about experiences from other professionals and parents.
The importance of habilitation for VI pupils at every stage of their development being emphasised. Being able to speak to other VI teachers, parents of VI child. DVDs very interesting. Information about graduate course.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
More parents.
Opportunity to discuss issues relating to lack of mobility specialist more fully would have helped.
More ideas on how to teach a child skills to gain independence.
Nothing really but I would appreciate a 'grass roots' course relating to visual impairment. Possibly SSC provides one – will check website.

Have you made use of the website? If yes:






Less Often

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure (1)
Course Leaflet Mailshot (1)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager (1)
Colleague (2)
SSC Website (3)
Other: School (2)
Other: VI Services Moray (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Physical aspects/emotional aspects of visual impairment (basically some of the material included in habilitation course).