Improving Educational Attainment Through Movement Programmes

Further evidence that intervention in the form of movement programmes aimed at the level of primitive reflexes improves education:

2011 Sally Goddard Blythe

Neuro-Motor Maturity as an Indicator of Developmental Readiness for Education, 2011, Sally Goddard Blythe.  Page 121 -135, MOVEMENT, VISION, HEARING – THE BASIS OF LEARNING (RUCH, WZROK, SŁUCH – PODSTAWA UCZENIA SIĘ)

2006 Hunter Pauline MA, University of Middlesex

This effectiveness of a developmental exercise programme, designed to be used with children with special needs.

2005 Goddard Blythe SA*

Releasing educational potential through movement. Child Care in Practice, Volume 11/4: 415 – 432.

2003 Preedy P, O’Donovon C, Scott J, Wolinski R*

Exercises for learning – a Beacon Project between Knowle CE Primary School and Kingsley Preparatory School.

2003 Jändling M*

A follow-up study of a group of children, two years after they had completed the INPP Developmental Exercise Programme for Schools. Results demonstrated that the children had maintained the gains they had made two years earlier.

2002 Bertram S*

A report prepared for The Birmingham Core Skills Partnership studying learning enhancement through reflex inhibition.

2001 Pettman H*

This study demonstrated the effects of developmental exercise movements on children with persistent primary reflexes and reading difficulties using a controlled trial.

2001 Bein-Wierzbinski W*

This paper studied children with specific learning difficulties, persistent primitive reflexes in elementary school children and the effect on oculo-motor and visual perception.

2000 Lancet, McPhillps, Hepper and Mulhern*

A double blind controlled study examining the effects of replicating primary reflex movements on specific reading difficulties in children.

1997 University of Indianapolis*

O’Dell and Cooke found Bender’s exercises based on movements involving creeping (crawling) against resistance were of value in overcoming hyperactivity. Stopping Hyperactivity – A New Solution (Avery Pubs, NY).

1989 Faulkner P (Bucks School)*

A study investigating the effects of a reflex stimulation and inhibition programme on reading.

Dala Clinic Report*

Gothenberg examined the impact of a reflex inhibition programme on educational achievement in a group of 15 children diagnosed with specific learning difficulties.

NB: *Indicates use of INPP Programme