Public Lecture – “Could do Better”

Public Lecture

“Could do Better”

Is your child bright but underachieving in the classroom?

Sally Goddard Blythe MSc (Psych), author and specialist in child development will explain: why some children fail to reach expectations; how to recognise signs of neuromotor immaturity, visual and auditory processing difficulties and what can be done to help

A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a rise in the number of children starting school with immature motor skills, which act as barriers to learning and undermine performance in the classroom.

Sally Goddard Blythe world renowned child development expert and author of a number of books on development and learning including:  Attention, Balance and Coordination – the A,B,C of Learning Success, Raising Happy Healthy Children and The Well Balanced Child, will explain how physical development supports learning, emotional functioning and behaviour and how immature neuromotor skills, visual and auditory processing difficulties can be common features in dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder, under-achievement and behavioural problems.

The lecture will cover:

  • Signs and symptoms of immature motor skills
  • Links to education and behaviour
  • Why some children slip through the net of professional services
  • What can be done to help

The lecture is suitable for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Health professionals
  • Psychologists

Sally Goddard Blythe is Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) in Chester, which has pioneered research and methodology in assessing children’s neuromotor skills and developing effective remedial programmes.

Sally is the author of many books and numerous articles on the relationship between child development and learning.  She has lectured extensively around the world including to working groups on child well-being at the European Parliament and Westminster.

Places are limited.  If you would like to reserve a place in advance please contact INPP on 01244 311414 or  Further information can be found at:;

Published: 2nd August 2017
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe