Difference Between INPP & Dore Programme

  • Methods of assessment: The Dore Programme uses posturography (computer testing system for balance and eye movements); INPP uses standard neurological tests also used by Occupational Therapsists. Physiotherapists. Pediatricians etc.
  • Screening: INPP uses a Screening Questionnaire and the Initial Consultation to identify children whose developmental history indicates that the INPP programme is suitable
  • Auditory assessment: If indicated from the INPP Screening Questionnaire and interview at the Initial Consultation additional assessments can be carried out to investigate auditory processing problems. These include: audiometric threshold test and dichotic listening test. If required Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (sound therapy) CD’s may be recommended or a method of vibro-acoustic stimulation called Musica Medica.
  • Developmental level and type of exercises: The Dore Programme uses exercises from a mixture of sources which mainly train balance and balance skills assuming the primitive reflexes are mature and only postural reflexes and later balance abilities need to be developed; The INPP assessment identifies the developmental level from which the individual child’s exercises need to begin. Re-assessment is carried out at 8 weekly intervals by a trained practitioner and the exercises adjusted to the progress made by the individual child.
  • Length of time required each day: INPP exercises require between 3 and 10 minutes per day under parental supervision.
  • Duration of the programme: INPP programme is approximately one year in length.
  • Research: INPP has carried out extensive research on the use of a more general developmental programme in schools. “Releasing educational potential through movement” published in the peer reviewed journal in 2005 Child Care in Practice 11/4:415-432. Details of this publication may be found within our research section or can be ordered through the publications page.