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Is every child ready to learn? Public Lecture 1st May 2014


Child with learning difficulties

Is every child ready for school?

Looking beyond the symptoms

Open Lecture

Thursday 1st May 2014 7.15pm

Room CBE013, The Beswick Building. University of Chester. Parkgate Road, Chester.

Admission £5

A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a rise in the number of children starting school with immature motor skills, which hinder their ability to learn and undermine achievement in the classroom

Sally Goddard Blythe, MSc.

Author of seven books on child development including:

“Attention, Balance and Coordination – the A,B,C of Learning Success”, “What Babies and Children Really Need”, “The INPP Screening test and School Intervention Programme” and a new screening test for clinicians,

will explain how physical development supports learning, emotional functioning and behaviour and how immature motor skills can affect learning and behavior – dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder – and under-achievement

The talk will cover:

  1. Signs and symptoms of immature motor skills

  2. Links to education and behavior

  3. Why some children slip through the  net of professional services

  4. What can be done to help

This talk is suitable for:

  1. Parents

  2. Teachers

  3. Health professionals

  4. Psychologists

Sally Goddard Blythe is the Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) in Chester, which was established by Peter Blythe PhD in 1975 to research into the effects of immaturity in the functioning of the nervous system on learning and behavior and to develop systems of assessment and effective remediation.

Sally is the author of several books and numerous articles on child development. She is the author of the INPP Programme for Schools, published by Wiley-Blackwell early in 2012, and a new screening manual for clinicians and health practitioners. She has lectured extensively in different parts of the world including a presentation to a working group on child well-being at the European Parliament.

For further information please visit:

As the number of places is limited, if you would like to reserve a place at this talk please contact INPP on 01244 311414 during normal office hours or

Doors open at 6.30pm

Talk from 7.15 – 8.15pm followed by question time

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