University of Edinburgh

Eye Conditions and Case Studies

Presented in October 2011

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 13
Number of Respondents: 13

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?
To know what steps to take next.
To disseminate information to class teacher, Additional Needs Assistants and other adults re visual impairment (VI) for the pupil. To support our VI pupil better.
Useful ideas for primary age children.
Knowledge learnt today will help me have a greater understanding of one of our pupil's needs.
I will have a look at the use of technology to support children's learning.
To support VI pupil in a mainstream primary, share info with school staff and class teacher in particular.
I will use the information today to further develop the support I give to the pupils I visit in mainstream schools.
I have gained knowledge on VI in relation to pupils I am working with. I will also aim to make better use of technology - in particular researching iPad use.
Ensure that I spread awareness more in school of VI barriers. Contact Visiting Teaching & Support Services (VTSS) more and try to obtain more aids in school.
Information from the case studies.
Has given me a better understanding of VI.
Great knowledge update from Andrew in easy to understand language to use with parents.
Adaptations to my teaching practice and use towards my comp course.

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


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Hearing about VI which was relevant to pupils in my school.
AM: Andrew Blaikie - so interesting, informative - he spoke in a way which was accessible to non-medics without being at all patronising.
Good range of different presentations.
Medical view from Ophthalmologist - supported then by how staff meet child's needs - invaluable.
Andrew Blaikie’s description of eye conditions.
Gave me the knowledge that I am on the right track and the confidence to carry on.
Great information on how the children are supported in schools in Lanarkshire.
There was so much relevant information. Case studies were useful as I can take ideas back into my own practice.
Learning about the eye and genetic conditions. Finding out about practical resources.
All the day was good but case studies very interesting.
Andrew Blaikie's presentation, particularly regarding info on cerebral visual impairment (CVI).
Great balance between medical and practical info.
Presentations from Knowetop and Uddingston teachers.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
Thought the lunch break could be shorter and earlier start (we didn’t start until 10.25 am).
Needed to be longer.
Possibly the volume of presentation: I had difficulty hearing some of the time.
It would have be great to hear more case studies as I found this very interesting and informative.
I would have liked more time to hear about more eye conditions.
First part of PM a little long-winded! Could have had 5 min break in 2 hour morning.
More info about strategies for supporting VI pupils.

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. (5)
Colleague. (3)
SSC Website. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Specific training on visual impairment and cerebral palsy - practical implications and ideas for mainstream classrooms.
Updates on technology available. It's difficult to keep up with advances.
Technology - information about new technology: How to use it.
Different ways to adapt materials.
I would really like some training specifically on working with children with VI and complex needs.