About Us

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.

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)

INPP in Chester  (INPP International)  provides training in a screening test and programme specifically designed for use in schools to teachers, one day courses for clinicians and health practitioners and a one year post graduate course for applicants from suitable professional backgrounds who wish to practise the INPP method.    INPP International 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 INPP structure

Aspects of the INPP method have been the subject of research published in peer reviewed journals 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 eight books on aspects of child development and The INPP Method including; Reflexes, Learning and Behavior; The Well Balanced Child; Raising Happy Healthy Children;Attention, Balance and Coordination the A,B,C of Learning Success; Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for LearningNeuromotor Immaturity in Children and AdultsThe INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners and Movement.  Your Child’s First Language. publications/books.

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 publications/ Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning 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.

Other practitioners working at INPP in Chester include:

Stephanie Perring BSc. (formerly a speech and language therapist).

Disclaimer:*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.