The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology(INPP)
The One Day Course for Parents & Teachers in the use of the INPP School Programme
Next course: to be announced
9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Neuro-developmental delay is both a broad term and a common problem. It essentially covers a wide
variety of disorders including:
These conditions are all attributable to a lapse in the development of the connections between brain
and body. For example, in order to read, one requires the brain to first direct eye movements, and next
to process information sent back from the eye to generate vision. This communication between the brain
and body is mediated via nerve pathways. With some children however, these pathways fail to fully
develop. A failure occurs in the inhibition of a child's primitive, or survival reflexes during the
first 6 months of life. As such they remain 'active' thus impeding the development of the pathways
that mediate higher functions such as motor control, eye functioning, hand to eye coordination and
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Co-ordination and Concentration Problems
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum
The INPP Programme
Neuronal connections are known to be strengthened via frequent use. The INPP programme works upon
the basis of providing children with a simple set of daily exercises to stimulate, and thus build up
these pathways. The exercise schedule is based upon reproducing the movements made by a developing
child within the first year of life. This essentially leads to the re-building of the deficient
All exercises are carried out upon the floor. This positioning not only develops correct head
alignment, which is essential for good posture, but also helps with the maturation of spatial
awareness, leading to improved coordination. Once the child has become used to the movements,
and can perform them with the correct degree of automaticity, the regime is intensified. By
developing the natural actions in a progressive manner, improved coordination develops from a
skill to an integrated function.
Studies have shown the INPP Test Battery to be effective in identifying children who are at
risk of under-achieving in school. Furthermore, research indicates that the Developmental Exercise
Programme improves immature reflexes, balance, co-ordination and eye movements as well as enhancing
the academic performance of children who struggle in school as a direct result of immature motor skills.
The INPP One Day Course for Parents & Teachers
In recent years, The INPP programme has been modified for use with larger groups of children
within the school setting. At Focus on Individual Learning, we run a One Day programme designed to
instruct educators in the facilitation of this course. The day typically lasts around 7 hours,
inclusive of a lunch break. Certification will be provided to attendants upon completion of the training.
The cost of the day is $350.
Only 10 places are available. Call 98354030 for information.