“The Body Writes and Tells the Learning Story” by Christine Payard (PhD).  A one-hour short course/presentation explaining why a neurodevelopmental perspective is important for learning success and education.

 ‘Body to Brain Learning®’ Professional Development Series a website with online and face-to-face professional learning opportunities that build on principles of the INPP method for Educators, Allied Health Professionals and others.  Neurodevelopmental Education learning materials.

“Attention Please” is an award-winning documentary that provides a parent’s perspective of the challenges they faced with their son and how a primitive reflex therapy intervention helped improve their lives.  Documentary Producer and Mother, Andrea Thornton, made this documentary for 2 reasons:  “1) to raise awareness and 2) to help make sure another parent/child never goes through the pain and heartache we did. 

Lost in the System – the Need for Improved Cross-disciplinary Training and Cooperation by Sally Goddard Blythe in School Days, March 2015, Source:—need-for-improved-cross-disciplinary–training-and-cooperation.html

Primitive and Postural Reflexes and Behavioural Optometry by Christine Mensinga-Payard, 2013, Paper presented at the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists National Conference, Brisbane, 2013.

The Right to Move, Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning. by Sally Goddard Blythe Source: (The European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education)  “This chapter is based on a verbal presentation given to the Quality of Childhood Group in the European Parliament in May 2011 by Sally Goddard Blythe and hosted by MEP Edward McMillan-Scott.”

BBC Radio Interview with Sally Goddard Blythe (approx 4 minutes)  ‘Many primary school pupils lack basic motor skills’😐

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Books by Sally Goddard Blythe (Director of INPP UK and INPP International)

Movement Your Child’s First Language

Written by Sally Goddard Blythe and incorporating the music of Michael Lazarev, this book discusses the importance of movement, music and opportunities to support neuromotor maturity in early childhood.  Activities and music included in this book include those previously published as “Wings of Childhood”.


assessing neuromotorAssessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning

Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning is a substantially revised and expanded edition of a long established INPP training manual that has been consistently proven in practice. The package includes tests for children, a developmental movement programme, and online access to INPP video training materials.


neuromotorNeuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults: The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners

Screening test for Physicians – Signs of Neuromotor Immaturity in children and adults A simple screening tool designed to help general practitioners, paediatricians and doctors in child development units to identify children and adults who present with signs of neuromotor immaturity but who do not fit into any recognised diagnostic category.



natural geniusThe Genius of Natural Childhood

Many children are just not ready for school at age 5. One reason may be that busy parents have abandoned nursery rhymes, bedtime stories, singing lullabies and playing with their children. Sally Goddard Blythe uses neuroscience to show just why such ‘old fashioned ways’ are the secrets of thriving children.


attention-balance-and-coordinationAttention, Balance and Coordination – the A, B, C of Learning Success

In Attention, Balance and Coordination, Sally Goddard Blythe explores the physical basis for learning. She explains the importance of early reflexes, their functions in early development, and their effects on learning and behaviour if retained. Goddard Blythe also investigates the possible effects that these early reflexes have on other aspects of development.


what babiesWhat Babies and Children Really Need

How Mothers and Fathers can Nurture Children’s Growth for Health and Well-being New publication now available. This book represents a milestone in our understanding of child development and what parents can do to provide their children with the best start in life.


The-Well-Balanced-Child-smallThe Well Balanced Child

Movement and Early Learning The Well-Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for the importance of movement in early years’ education. Concern about the increasingly sedentary lifestyle of young children is reaching unprecedented levels. Around a third of British children are overweight, reflecting the decline of traditional outdoor pursuits in favour of electronic games and television.


reflexes learning and behaviourReflexes, Learning and Behaviour (2005)

The 2005  book is an updated edition of ‘A Teacher’s Window into the Child’s Mind’.   This unique and brilliant book explores the physical basis of learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), with a particular focus on the role of abnormal reflexes and the effect upon subsequent development.  It is currently out of print but will be replaced by a new edition and update to be published in May 2023.

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