Is your child ready for prep?
Here at 7 Busy Monkeys we can help you decide.
Chronological age and intelligence are not the only criteria for learning success.
Developmentally education for formal education is equally important.
Developmental testing of motor skills is carried regularly in the first year of life, but after this the responsibility is left up to families/ education of the early years and school entry. Assessments are only carried out if concerns arise. (Sound familiar)
Wouldn’t it be nice to have assessments undertaken in prep, this could help highlight developmental factors before the child is noticed falling behind his peers or behaviours presenting.
Education, formal or informal requires a child to Attend, Balance and Coordinate their bodies.
Sounds easy but it’s not
Imagine having to sit on the mat when you can’t cross your legs, something across the room or beside you distracts you and subconsciously you have no control over it, before you know it you have gravitated to pick it up stepping on everything in your path including your peers trying to listen to Educator.
What is INPP?
· INPP was established in 1975 by Psychologist Peter Blythe to
· Research into the effects of Central Nervous System Dysfunction on
· Children with Specific Learning Difficulties
· Adults suffering from Anxiety ,Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder
· To devise physical programmes f remediation
What does INPP do?
Clinical assessment of children and adults using standardised neurological tests to assess:
· Gross muscle coordination and balance
· Cerebella involvement
· Primitive and Postural reflexes
· Ocula motor functioning
· Visual –perception
· Auditory threshold test and dichotic listening
How can Testing of Primitive and Postural Reflexes Be Used?
Primitive and Postural reflexes can be used as clinical tools to
· Identify signs of immaturity in the CNS(diagnose)
· Provide indicators as to type and developmental level of intervention (appropriate treatment)
Measure change(clinical evaluation)
Behaviour is language
If a child is unable to match his or her abilities to the demands of the environment, the difference will be seen in behaviour.