What is Developmental Delay?
The early stages in our development are important and crucial in helping us grow and advance to
other stages of development. If these stages are omitted or interrupted, developmental delay can
occur. This shows up in several ways.
A child experiencing developmental delay may have difficulties in reading and writing, paying
attention and have poor co-ordination and balance. They might also suffer from behavioural
problems such as hyperactivity, temper tantrums and anxiety.
Without the proper development of early reflexes in the first years of life, tasks like learning
to tie shoelaces or ride a bicycle are made much harder for a child later on, and can result in
stress, frustration and low self-esteem and under-achievement.
At the Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP), they understand that physical,
intellectual and emotional abilities are interconnected and they address them in a holistic and
systematic manner. By helping a child integrate basic physical reflexes, other aspects of their
development can be improved as well.
The INPP techniques are thoroughly researched by an experienced team in order to produce safe
and effective programmes to help children with developmental delay. Focus On Individual Learning
(tel 98354030) is now offering these techniques in Singapore.
How does FOIL use the INPP techniques to assess & treat Developmental Delay?
Firstly, we take steps to understand your child's development to date. This is in the form of an
hour-long consultation with you at FOIL, which will also give you the opportunity to discuss any
concerns or questions you may have.
Next, we assess your child through a series of simple tests.
The assessment measures a child's ability in areas like balance, coordination, patterns of motor
development, reflexes, visual functioning and visual perception. For children with a history of
delayed speech development and problems reading and writing, additional hearing and auditory
tests may also be carried out.
INPP treatment is drug-free and non-invasive. It comprises a series of specific physical exercises
based on the natural movements a child develops in their early years. The exercises help to correct
any delays in earlier development and retrain formative reflexes that support a child's progress.
This results in significant improvements in balance, control of movement, improved posture and visual
and perceptual abilities, which provide the foundations for language, learning and social integration.
The INPP programme - just 10 minutes a day
The INPP programme stretches over twelve months and takes 10 minutes a day. Progress is reviewed every 8
weeks by our INPP professionals in a private session and is continuously fine-tuned to suit your child's
To find out if INPP can help your child and your child is over 7 years of age, please fill in the
and return it to F.O.I.L., 156 Prince Charles Crescent, #02-18, Singapore 159015