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INPP One-Day Training Course



Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning & School Intervention Programme

Upcoming Course Dates:

28th February 2025 in St Albans, England


For more information and to book your place:  Click here

The course will cover the theory, screening and developmental intervention programme for use in schools plus the training manual (RRP. £65.00). The INPP Developmental Movement Programme for use in Schools has been designed specifically to be used in schools with groups of children over the course of one academic year. Exercises from the INPP programme for schools should not be used out of context with individual children. Professionals wishing to use INPP exercises with individual children should attend the INPP Practitioner Training Course. 


Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning is a substantially revised and expanded edition of a long established INPP training manual that has been consistently proven in practice.


The publication and training day include tests to assess children’s neuromotor skills, a developmental movement programme, and online access to INPP video training materials.


  • Based on the proven INPP model for neuromotor development screening and intervention, which is unique in having been rigorously evaluated in research and practice.

  • Places emphasis on assessing children’s physical development and understanding how neuromotor skills pro- vide physical foundations for learning success.

  • Includes a physical intervention programme designed for use in schools (6+ years).

Published Peer Reviewed Research

based on

Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning

The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme


Goddard Blythe SA., 2005. Releasing educational potential through movement,  A summary of individual studies carried out using the INPP Test Battery and Developmental Exercise Programme for use in Schools with Children with Special Needs.
Child Care in Practice.11/4:415.432. 2005

Goddard Blythe SA, 2011. Neuromotor maturity as an indicator of developmental readiness for education. Report on the use of a Neuro-Motor Test Battery and Developmental Movement Programme in schools in Northumberland and Berkshire. 2011. IN: Movement, Vision, Hearing – The Basis of Learning. Ewa Maria Kulesza (Ed). Wydawninctwo Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej im> Marii Grzegorzewskiej. Warszawa.

Zielińska M & Goddard Blythe SA. 2018. School functioning of students with neuromotor immaturity. International Journal of Pedagogy Innovation and New Technologies journal homepage: Vol. 7, No. 2, 2020, pp. 40-46 International Journal of Pedagogy Innovation and New Technologies. journal homepage: ISSN: 2392-0092,

​Goddard Blythe SA & Lunina N., 2020.  Assessing neuromotor readiness for learningModern methods of prevention and correction of developmental disorders for children: Tradition and innovation: Sat. materials of the II International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, October 22-23, 2020. eds. O. N. Usanova. - M .: Kogito-Center - Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, 2020 .--  pp. 11-23. ISBN 978-5-89353-607-2

Goddard Blythe SA, Duncombe R, Preedy P & Gorely T., 2021. Neuromotor readiness for school: the primitive reflex status of young children at the start and end of their first year at school in the United Kingdom. 2021. Education 3-13/ International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.

Kalemba A,  Lorent M,  Goddard Blythe SA  and Gieysztor, E., 2023. The Correlation between Residual Primitive Reflexes and Clock Reading Difficulties in School-Aged Children—A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  2023, 20, 2322. ijerph2003232

Goddard Blythe SA., 2023. Are Immature Neuromotor Skills Significant Factors in Educational Under-achievement and Special Educational Needs? Literature review of the role of Primitive Reflexes as Indicators and Measures of Neuromotor Immaturity. Goddard Blythe, Sally. Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, Wielka Brytania. Szkoła Specjalna.  2023-04-30.

Infante-Can ̃etea, L.   Aguilar-Guerrerob, B.  Wallace-Ruiza, A. Effect of a psychoeducational intervention on motor and perceptual-visual development through the inhibition of primitive reflexes in schoolchildren aged 4 to 7 years old

For a listing of excerpts from reports provided by some schools and local authorities where the INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme has been used...


Neuromotor Immaturity in Children & Adults
(The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians & Health Practitioners)



To register your interest please email


Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults makes proven tests available for the first time to the health community at large, allowing practitioners to test for neuromotor immaturity and provide help if required.

  • Research has shown that contrary to popular belief many children do have immature neuromotor skills without more serious pathology, and that this is directly linked to underachievement in education and other areas

  • Disorders of movement can also affect thoughts and behavior – the test can be used with adults to identify cases where factors influencing balance and perception underlie psychological symptoms such as panic disorder

  • Includes a range of reproducible score sheets and observation sheets for use in practice

  • Builds on the success of the author’s previous work, Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning, allowing a new audience of primary and secondary health care practitioners to screen for signs of neuromotor immaturity and take appropriate action.

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