The INPP Method for learning and behavioural difficulties

This programme delivers a tailor-made physical exercise therapy for those who have difficulties with balance, learning, coordination and emotional response, as a result of neuro-motor immaturity.

The INPP Method for learning and behavioural difficulties, from The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester, has been used internationally for over 40 years to help people overcome difficulties associated with:

  • Dyslexia
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Underachievement
  • Balance and clumsiness issues
  • Behavioural problems
  • Anxiety

The INPP programme is unique in its field because the exercises are specifically chosen to target the earliest dysfunction in that person’s developmental timeline.

The psychologist Peter Blythe founded The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) in 1975 and developed a rigorous assessment protocol using standardised tests available to medical professionals, in order to identify and assess signs of neuro-motor immaturity.

This movement therapy is completely drug-free and requires performing one or two exercises every day for 5-10 minutes in a very slow manner, as if in a slow-motion film. As their hand-eye coordination and balance improves, writing becomes more fluent for the student and following multi-step instructions becomes less stressful and tiring. All the effort that previously went into holding the body upright, due to immature motor functionality, can now be put to good use in developing higher cognitive processes.

Teenagers at ease with their schoolwork

Neural plasticity

The slowness and repetition of the same exercise over weeks at a time give the brain a second chance to lay down neural connections, to improve an aspect of sensory processing that, for whatever reason, has been reduced in functionality. Shifts in neural plasticity are witnessed by seeing improved performance in the neurological tests which are done at the review sessions and new exercises are given to further the progress.

Families are encouraged to keep journals, to keep note of the changes they see and experience and I will regularly keep in touch with you between review sessions.

The programme will take typically between 9 and 12 months to complete.

What you can do

Fill in the free INPP Screening Questionnaire and your answers will give me a simple overview of some of the key indicators relating to their development. I will contact you by email or by phone (your preference) with suggestions for next steps.

Clinic address

Julia Willcock
Neuro Development Therapist

York Terrace

Please use my mobile for appointments:
07717 825682

Client feedback

“I am delighted to report that there is a deliciously normal child emerging in our house at the moment! It’s really exciting to watch and is transforming our family life. Thank you so much for setting us off on this path”

Rachel, for her 9 year old son

INPP Screening Questionnaire

If you think your child has symptoms of neuro-motor immaturity, fill in the free online INPP Screening Questionnaire and I will contact you.

Fill in the questionnaire here