INPP (Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology) was set up in 1975 by Psychologist Peter Blythe PhD*. to research into the effects of immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system on learning outcomes, emotional functioning and behaviour.
Since that time, applying standardised tests originally used in medicine, INPP has developed reliable methods of identifying and assessing signs of neuromotor immaturity (NMI) in children and adults and developed drug free, non-invasive methods of intervention. Aspects of the INPP method have been the subject of research published in peer reviewed journals (link to research section here).
Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. (Psych) is the Director of INPP international. She has worked at INPP since 1988 and is the author of eight books on aspects of The INPP Method and child development including; Reflexes, Learning and Behavior; The Well Balanced Child; What Babies and Children Really Need;Attention, Balance and Coordination the A,B,C of Learning Success; Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning; Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults. The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners andBorn to Move. Born to Move is due to be published by Hawthorn Press in the autumn of 2017. (link to publications/books here).
In 1996 she adapted part of the INPP clinical programme for use in schools as a class based programme. This programme was published in 2012 (link to publications/ Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning here) and had formerly been the subject of several research projects – one commissioned by the Department of Education Northern Ireland. A summary of some of these projects was published in the peer reviewed journal Child Care in Practice in 2005.
INPP Chester is responsible for licensing the provision of training in the INPP method to professionals in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.
Training in the INPP method is currently available in 15 countries . International providers of training in the INPP method operate under an established professional structure for the provision of training and practice in The INPP Method (link to INPP structure diagram here)
INPP Chester’s main focus is working with families in private practice carrying out initial consultations, assessments and supervising remedial programmes using the INPP method and Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Training (JIAST)
Other practitioners working at INPP in Chester include:
Stephanie Perring BSc. (formerly a speech and language therapist).
*“INPP is an apolitical organisation. It does not reflect or support any political, cultural, social or religious ideology or the personal views of its members or former members”.