Module 1 (Four days of instruction)
- History of the development of the INPP theory and methods since 1969 and differential diagnoses.
- Developmental factors in specific learning difficulties and behavior.
- Reflex development from conception to 31/2 years of age.
- Results of abnormal reflex development above 31/2 years of age.
- Functions of the vestibular system and cerebellum.
- Interaction between developing reflexes, motor skills, and sensory development during the first year of life.
- Use of the INPP Developmental Screening Questionnaire.
Assignments following Module 1
- Reading of set texts. Reading list will be provided on first day of module 1 or can be sent out prior to commencement.
- Answer five short essay questions (500 words each) based on set text and content of module. The essay questions cover aspects of reflex development and the effects of retained reflexes on the individual. This assignment is to be completed and submitted no later than one month prior to the commencement of module 2.
- Complete six case studies using the INPP Developmental Screening Questionnaire (approximately 6 hours). Students are required to use the INPP Developmental Screening Questionnaire to identify children and adults whose developmental history indicates that they would be suitable candidates for further assessment and use of the INPP Remedial Program.
Students are encouraged to use the questionnaire instrument on subjects with and without learning and/or emotional problems to compare the differences in early developmental history and bring the results to the next module for seminar discussion.