Curriculum Vitae

Sally Goddard Blythe MSc.


INPP Ltd, 1 Stanley Street, Chester, CH1 2LR, UK
Tel/Fax 0044 1244 311414
Sally.Blythe@inpp.org.uk

Date Of Birth: 13th April 1957

Nationality: British

Education:

  • Master of Science (Psych). California Coast University
  • Bachelor of Science (Psych). California Coast University
  • 1976 1978: 2 years of study towards a joint honours degree in History and Fine Arts at the University of St Andrews.
  • 1976: English Speaking Union Travel Scholar to The Mary C Wheeler School, Providence. RI. Graduated American High School, 1976.
  • 1975: 3 "A" Levels AAB grades; 2 scholarship papers
  • 1973: 8 GCE "O" Levels
  • 2001- 2012: Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP Chester) - private research, training and clinical organisation specialising in the assessment and remediation of neuro-developmental problems in children with specific learning difficulties and adults suffering from agoraphobia and panic disorder.
    Director of international training in the INPP Method.
    Author of 5 books on child development.

Work Experience:

  • 1990 - 2001: permanent member of staff at the INPP involved in the assessment and supervision of neuro-developmental programmes using the INPP method. Involved in training other professionals in the use of the INPP method from 1996. Author of the INPP test battery and developmental exercise programme for use in schools 1996.
  • 1988 - 1990: trainee therapist at the INPP.
  • 1981 - 1987: full time mother of 3 children.

Published Work:

  • "A Teacher's Window into the Child's Mind". Fern Ridge Press. Eugene. OR. 1996.
  • "Reflexes Learning and Behavior". Fern Ridge Press. Eugene. OR.2002.
  • "The Well Balanced Child". Hawthorn Press. Stroud. 2003.
  • "What Babies and Children Really Need". Hawthorn Press. Stroud. 2007.
  • "Attention, Balance and Coordination The A,B,C of Learning Success" published by Wiley-Blackwell. April 2009.
  • "The Genius of Natural Childhood Secrets of Thriving Children". published by Hawthorn Press. Stroud. July 2011.
  • Assessing neuromotor readiness for learning. The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme. 2012. Wiley-Blackwell. Chichester.
  • "Screening test for physicians. Signs of neuromotor immaturity in children and adults". 2012. INPP Chester.
  • Chapter contributions to:
    Too much too soon. House R (Ed). Hawthorn Press. Stroud.
  • Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2012. Clouder C, Heys, Matthes M, Sullivan P, (Eds). Forest Row. Due to be published 2012.

Also, numerous articles for professional and popular journals.

Publications in peer reviewed journals:

  • Screening for neurological dysfunction in the specific learning difficulty child. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. October 1998.
  • Neurological dysfunction as a significant factor in children diagnosed with dyslexia. Proceedings of The 5th International British Dyslexia Association Conference. University of York. April 2001.
  • Releasing educational potential through movement. A summary of individual studies carried out using the INPP test battery and developmental exercise programme for use in schools with children with special needs. Child Care in Practice. 2005. 11/4:415-432.
  • Neuromotor immaturity as an indicator of developmental readiness for education. Report on the use of a neuromotor test battery and developmental movement programme in schools in Northumberland and Berkshire. In: Movement, Vision, Hearing the Basis of Learning. Kulesza EM (Ed). Wydawnictwo Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskej. Warsaw.
  • Correcting the facts Abnormal primitive reflexes in behavioral optometry and vision therapy. Journal of Behavioral Optometry. 23/5:138-142. Due to be published October 2012.

Recent presentations:

  • May 2011. Presentation on the importance of movement for learning to a working party on improving the quality of childhood in Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels.
  • Provided training accredited as part of CPD for Physical Therapists in the tri-state area in New York City in March 2012.
  • The National Montessori Schools Conference. London. March 2012.
  • The World Early Childhood Conference. April 2012. Dornach. Switzerland.
  • The INPP International Conference. April 2012. Barcelona. Spain.
  • Early Years Conference. Laban Centre. Greenwich, London. June 2012.
  • Training courses in the use of Assessing neuromotor readiness for learning to Liverpool City schools (June 2012), special needs teachers in Bratislava, Slovakia and teachers , psychologists and medical practitioners at The University Hospital in Prague (September 2012)
  • An Introduction to The INPP Method to clinical staff at The Children's Hospital, Bratislava. Slovakia (September 2012)

Lecturing and writing:

  • Member of a consultation group making alternative recommendations for the early years curriculum in England.
  • Member of the scientific board of a journal published by the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw.

Other:

  • I have also led training to other professionals in the techniques developed at INPP in the UK, Italy, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus , the USA, Slovakia and Czech Republic. I have been responsible for standardising the training course in the INPP Method for delivery in the USA and other parts of the world.

  • Teaching a course in assessing neuromotor readiness for learning in Bratislava September 2012 at the invitation of Avare.