University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 29: Supporting the Development of Early Social Skills in Babies and Young Children with Vision Impairment (0-5)

Presented on Friday, 9 June 2017

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 19
Number of Respondents: 15

Overall Assessment:

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

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


Will you do anything differently as a result of today's training?

Yes, I will use a lot of the ideas and strategies from today to help support the children I work with in their social development.
Begin my new job on Monday - will take all I have learned today into my new post.
Not anything different, but will make some more of the speaker's resources.
Use lots of ideas presented over time to progress learning and development.
Yes. Looking forward to trying new ideas out. Positive Looking with the black as I'm working with a baby.
Incorporate some of the resources into everyday practice.
So many ideas to take forward and develop with my parents!
Try to complete more early years home visits.
Yes, spend more time thinking about play/fantasy. Think more deeply about my interaction with babies, young people, families & staff. Involve pupils where possible in their planning/targets/achievements.
Look at developing better materials for use in development of social skills.
Put into practice the Positive Looking Red Hen story!
Use what I have learned today to support a baby with VI, who I will work with from August, as well as other children on my caseload.

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

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

I loved seeing all of the resources. It's given me lots of enthusiasm to try them out myself.
Morning session was particularly useful for me. As new to working with families with VI children gave me a great introduction and is a good springboard for my own learning.
Very practical ideas. Extremely relevant to working with the babies & families on my caseload.
Ideas/information on research and knowledge.
Everything. Really interesting and full of helpful information.
Helpful ideas.
Fantastic ideas and strategies - so many practical examples!
Enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable presenter.
The presenter.
Ideas on how to engage with families. Everything was relevant/fantastic.
Practical strategies that can be used backed up by theory. Loved all the great ideas!
All the relevant practical information which I can apply to job.
All the clear explanations of different stages of social skills and the resources shown.
Everything! Theoretical and practical info/ideas. Resources to take away. Interesting, motivating.
All the fantastic practical ideas and clear explanations!

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

It was all great!
Nothing. (4)
N/A (3)
Nothing - this was an excellent day.
More of the presenter. Thank you - wonderful.
More time to see more things!

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 9
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 1
SSC eBulletin: 2
Colleague: 3