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, which has been published in peer reviewed journals (see research section).
Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. (Psych) is the Director of INPP international. She has worked at INPP since 1988 and is the author of seven 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; and Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults. The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners, due to be published by Wiley-Blackwell, Spring 2014 (see publications section).
In 1996 she adapted part of the INPP clinical programme for use in schools as a class based programme. This programme has been the subject of several research projects, a summary of which was published in the peer reviewed journal Child Care in Practice in 2005.
Sally is responsible for overseeing the provision of training in the INPP method to professionals from all over the world and establishing a professional structure for training and practice in The INPP Method. She continues to work with families at INPP carrying out initial consultations, report readings and reviews.
Other practitioners working at INPP in Chester include:
Stephanie Perring BSc. (formerly a speech and language therapist)
Monika Bugalska MSc. (Psych)
*“INPP is an apolitical organization. It does not reflect or support any political, cultural, social or religious ideology or the personal views of its members or former members”.