Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. International Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester and author of books on child development
The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology was set up in 1975 by PhD Psychologist Peter Blythe with the aim of researching into the effect of immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system on specific learning difficulties and adults suffering from agoraphobia and panic disorder.
INPP is a private
dedicated to the development of procedures for the assessment and remediation of neuro-developmental problems. Since it was established in 1975, the INPP has been at the forefront of research and clinical practice into the effects of abnormal primitive and postural reflexes on learning and emotional functioning and was the first to “map” the relationship between individual reflex abnormalities and specific educational and behavioural outcomes.
Sally Goddard trained at the INPP in 1987/88 and joined the permanent staff in 1988. Since that time she has written numerous articles and papers on neuro-developmental factors in educational difficulties.
In 1996, her first book “A teacher’s window into the child’s mind“ was published by Fern Ridge Press in the U.S.A. This book, which was subsequently extended and updated under the new title of “Reflexes, Learning and Behaviour“ has been translated into 6 languages and has provided the basic information on the significance, assessment and remediation of abnormal reflexes for many other professionals.
In 1996, Sally adapted and extended the INPP clinical programme for application to schools in the form of “The Developmental Test Battery and Exercise Programmes for use in Schools with Children with Special Needs”. This programme has been taught to thousands of teachers in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Hungary and Poland over the last 12 years and has been the subject of a number of independent studies Read more
She has also been the driving force behind the development of a standardised international protocol for the provision of training in The INPP Method.
Lastest Blogs From Sally Goddard Blythe
- Article in Daily Telegraph on Saturday 19th July 2014 – Many Children ‘Unable to Hold a Pencil or Sit Still’ at Five
- Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults – The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners Available from 18th July 2014
- Dawkins Debate: Should Children Listen to Fairy Tales?
- Open Lecture "Is every child ready for school?" 1st May 2014
- Children over five "wearing nappies in class"
Titles authored by Sally Goddard Blythe include:
Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning. More info
Screening test for Physicians, published 2012 More info
The Genius of Natural Childhood (2011) published by Hawthorn Press
Attention, Balance and Co-ordination - the A,B,C of Learning Success. Published by Wiley-Blackwell (2009).
What Babies and Children REALLY Need (2008) published by Hawthorn Press. Stroud.