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
$350

Neuro-developmental Delay
Neuro-developmental delay is both a broad term and a common problem. It essentially covers a wide variety of disorders including:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Under-achievement
  • Co-ordination and Concentration Problems
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum
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 perceptual skills.

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 connections.

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.

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