University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 18: CVI - ‘One Approach to Assessment and Intervention’

Presented on Tuesday, 26th & Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 45
Number of Respondents: 36

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 the knowledge and assessment materials. I have been using the materials to some degree, but will now enhance my practice and range assessment by being more diligent in scoring and using the range to determine individual interventions.
Have a better understanding of how to implement interventions.
To have a framework for assessment of children with CVI.
Assess and evaluate young people with CVI better and implement programmes.
Assists in understanding of CVI, which in turn will assist in the development of strategies and advice with regards habilitation for children and young people with CVI.
I will use the range with various pupils.
Content very good and extremely well related to our experience currently.
Looking afresh at my pupils with CVI and look at their 'range' at present.
To help me assess and plan for children with CVI.
I will attempt to implement the assessment tool into my own practice. I hope to team up with other professionals to carry out the assessment.
Hope to be able to use this with CVI students, but at the moment don't have opportunity to work with them.
Much more confidence in trying to implement this.
I would like to assess some pupils using the range and implement some interventions.
Very interesting to hear how CVI is approached from an educational perspective. Good to have a cohesive assessment and approach to CVI! Will use it in my research.
I have ordered the book and will assess all 5 children in my class because I just don't know if they have CVI.
Discuss with line manager where to take my learning and apply in the school.
To implement assessments within CVI - The Range. To put interventions in place. To support parents - progress children are making and strategies at home.
To support CVI children and assess where they are and put in interventions where possible.
With developing range and intervention with individual programmes.
To identify children and adults with CVI in my role as rehab officer. To give parents/carers more info, etc.
Will use this test for all CVI pupil intervention.
Share info with class team working with children. Explain importance to management.
Interventions and advice to other professionals/parents.
To develop services.
I hope to use this as an assessment and intervention with many pupils.
To inform and enhance practice.
This has been a fantastic two days. Lots to take in and reflect on. As a team we will be getting together to use the Range now to assess our CVI children.
Try to implement into my school and share knowledge.
Will be using today to develop assessment within service and to improve support to children and parents.
Apply with one/two children initially in a focussed capacity while considering all CVI children on 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?

Analogies and examples given. Video demos and having an opportunity to be talked through the scoring system. Listening to the presenter's knowledge and thinking how I could use it to enhance my own practice.
The speaker was a true expert in her field. Excellent delivery. Very engaging.
Course and content was delivered at a manageable pace.
All of the information. Content was 100% relevant and pitched at right level for those working in the field of visual impairment.
I enjoyed it all. Very good presenter!
The presenter was excellent and pacing very appropriate. Great to work through an example together with the presenter.
Depth of knowledge and expertise of presenter.
Quality of material - really informative. Loved watching videos of children learning.
The video evidence/case studies giving real life examples
It was excellent.
Can help CVI children to progress. It was superb!
Speaker's knowledge of the subject.
The presenter's knowledge. Going over the CVI range.
Very good presentation! I really found the videos helpful to understand the concepts being explained.
Quality of the presentation. Information expansion of some previous knowledge.
Understanding of how CVI affects children and techniques to improve outlook.
Chance to undertake an assessment. Examples of case studies. Range of info - history of CVI to The Range. Chance to ask questions.
The structure given to us and lots of practical suggestions. Another fantastic course - thank you.
Input on intervention. Explanation of the characteristics.
The two days and the experience and knowledge and outcomes of CVI training.
Very informative, relaxed, with opportunities for questions.
Two day event a great idea.
Comfortable setting.
Practical involvement of filling out and scoring the range - easier for one to learn.
Practical evidence based learning.
Having presenter explain theory behind the assessments available in her textbook.
The presentation and practical element of going through the CVI Range with the presenter's input - it made it more meaningful and understandable.
Course content very relevant to my setting.
Support to work through the assessment.
Assessment criteria across interventions reassuring as phases doable.

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

Copies of the slides - couldn't write quick enough.
More examples of interventions phase 3.
Not enough time to cover issues in detail - a follow up would be brilliant!
It's a pity the presenter could not share her slides. Taking notes and listening means you lose out on some info.
The amount of information was immense, so time to discuss in groups would have supported the understanding of it. Practical - no table to write on at chair made it very difficult.
More information about research into the CVI range and it's theoretical background/development.
Start at 9 am - I'm a morning person.
Pacing was too fast for me, but I am a newcomer to VI. Good for VI specialists. Interventions were what I really wanted, and structure for assessment.
Handout of PowerPoints.
Nothing, the course was excellent and very informative.
Handouts, however the reason for the lack of these was explained.
PowerPoints handouts.
Handouts summarising main points.
Nothing, but more time would be great.
Handout with slide content.
More time!!
Probably could have gone on a bit longer. Was interested.
Fast paced and focus ability challenged despite over two days, but not impossible.

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 17
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 6
SSC eBulletin: 4
Colleague: 4
SSC Website: 1
Other (please state): 1 (BCUK staff), 1 (weekly rehab newsletter)

What other training would you like the SSC to provide?

Similar course for service manager, specifically to back up what we have learned.
Eye movement difficulties and how to help.
More on a curriculum for children with profound and complex needs that links with the curriculum for excellence.
Awareness of such content delivered passed on to education managers.