The INPP Exercise Programme 

What is the programme? 
Balance, motor skills and early reflex development have long been linked to academic achievement.
INPP research found that under development of early reflex patterns and the functioning of the central nervous system are key factors in learning problems such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD and impulse control.
Designed for children with reading, writing and coordination problems, the INPP Exercise Programme gives the braina "second chance" to improve the neurological foundation for balance, coordination and postural control.

Research studies show effective treatment of the cause of symptons in 80% of children.

One child's story 

As a bright child failing school, Kieran was about to be excluded because of his disruptive, uncooperative behaviour and refusal to write.  He was diagnosed as dyspraxic and undertook the INPP Programme. "I noticed changes within four months - and his teachers told me his attention span had improved, he had become more responsive and started writing", says mother Joanne.  Kieran has gone on to achieve the highest social, musical and academic standards.

How does it work?
An initial, non-invasive assessment is followed up with a simple, progressive 10 minute daily exercise programme - monitored and developed over the school year.
Exercises can be performed as part of a general physical education class or outside school hours.
  • Effective results for 8 out of 10 children 
  • Combating the development of learning difficulties
  • Controlling impulse
  • Reducing the tendency to be easily distracted
  • More effective learning
  • Increased periods of calm, alertness and focus
  • In a study of 672 children in Northern Ireland, almost half of 4-5 year olds and over one third of 8-10 year olds still had traces of infant reflexes that shouldn't be active afterthe first year of life.
  • These children performed less well on educational measures and teacher assessments.
  • After one year of the INPP Physical Exercise Programme the children made significantly greater improvements in neurological tests and reading ability compared to the control group.

Who are INPP? 
A research and clinical organisation investigating the role of central nervous system dysfunction in specific learning difficulties and anxiety disorders since 1975. They have successfully developed effective methods of intervention and treated thousands of children across the globe.  Visit for more information. 
Chrissy Thirlaway is a qualified INPP-trained teacher who works together with schools and parents.  Since 2001 she has used INPP exercise programmes as a way to help resolve learning and behavourial difficulties with children and adults.


Call Chrissy Thirlaway to find out more and organise a presentation for staff and parents.

Chrissy Thirlaway
020 7733 1564
07967 018514