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Scientific articles on PubMed

Published Books by Sally Goddard Blythe

  1. A teacher’s window into the child’s mind.
    (1996) Eugene OR: Fern Ridge Press.
    Later extended and published as: Reflexes, learning and behaviour. A window into the child’s mind. (2003) Eugene OR: Fern Ridge Press.
  2. The INPP Test Battery and Developmental Exercise Programme for use in Schools with Children with Special Needs
    (1996). Restricted Publication. Chester: INPP.
  3. The Well Balanced Child
    (2004). Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
  4. What babies and children really need.
    (2008) Stroud: Hawthorn Press
  5. Attention balance and coordination. The A,B,C of learning success.
    (2009). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  6. The Genius of natural childhood.
    (2011). Chichester: Hawthorn Press.
  7. Assessing neuromotor readiness for learning. The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme.
    (2012). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  8. Neuromotor immaturity in children and adults. The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners.
    Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Papers published in peer reviewed journals by Sally Goddard Blythe

  • The Role of Reflexes in the Development of the Visual System
    The Journal of Behavioural Optometry Vol. 6/1995/No 2
  • Screening for Neurological Dysfunction in the Specific Learning Difficulty Child”
    (Goddard SA and Hyland D). The British Journal of Occupational Therapy.61/10. 1998“
  • Neurological Dysfunction in Children with Specific Learning Difficulties”
    Irish Learning Support Association Journal. 2003.
  • Neurological dysfunction as a significant factor in children diagnosed with dyslexia.
    Proceedings of The5th International British Dyslexia Association Conference. University of York. April 2001.
  • Releasing educational potential through movement.
    A summary of individual studies carried out using the INPP Test Battery and Developmental Exercise Programme for use in Schools with Children with Special Needs. Child Care in Practice.11/4:415.432. 2005.
  • Guide to the physical milestones during child development, and developmental delay
    what to expect during development, and developmental problems to keep an eye on. (2010)
  • Neuromotor maturity as an indicator of developmental readiness for education.
    Report on the use of a neuromotor test battery and developmental movement programme in schools in Northumberland and Berkshire. In: Movement, Vision, Hearing – The Basis of Learning. Kulesza EM (Ed). 2011. Wydawnictwo Akakemii Pegagogiki Specjalnej im.Marii Grzegorzewskiej. Warsaw.
  • Correcting Clinical Facts.
    Abnormal Primitive Reflexes in Behavioural Optometry and Vision Therapy. (Blythe P, and Goddard Blythe SA).Journal of Behavioral Optometry. December 2012.
  • The importance of movement in early development.
    Physical Literacy Bulletin. 2014 Article for “Adoption UK”
  • Unpublished report:  Implications of Delay in Placing Children for Adoption. The Effects of Immature Neuromotor Skills on Educational Performance and Behaviour – Assessment and Intervention. Report prepared for meeting with the Minister for Children and Families. 6th December 2011 by Sally Goddard Blythe MSc.; Contributor, Dr Renee Marks.

Other Articles by Sally Goddard Blythe include:

  • “Baby‘s First Playground”
    You and Your Baby magazine 1998 Cited in: “Primary children denied basic learning skills”
    Article by Lucien Jenkins. Music Teacher. April 1998.
  • “Music Matters”
    Music Teacher. September 1998
  • “Why Movement Matters to Your Child”
    Natural Parent. January 1999 Cited in: “A delicate balancing act” Clumsy children can be helped over time.
    Article by Celestria Noel. The Times. 3.7. 99
  • “First Steps to the Most Important A,B,C”
    Times Education Supplement. January 2000.
  • “Why our children roll and tumble”
    First Steps magazine (Australia). Issue 13.
  • “In Praise of Song and Dance”
    Times Education Supplement
  • “Mind and Body”
    Nursery World. 15.6.00.
  • “Balancing act for better body control”
    Times Education Supplement 7.12.01.
  • “Table manners for a tubby nation”
    Times Education Supplement 9.03.01
  • “Early Learning in the Balance – Priming the first ABC”
    The British Journal of Learning Support, November 2000
  • “Attention, Balance and Coordination”
    (Sally Goddard Blythe)
    Special Children, January 2003 Cited in: “Back to Babyhood”
    Article by Stephanie Northern. Times Education Supplement. 11.6.04
  • “Playtime not optional”
    Times Education Supplement
  • “Reflections of brain-body functioning”
    Medical Veritas 2:562-566. December 2005
    Transcript of a radio interview with Sally Goddard Blythe for Autismone Radio
    Medical Veritas, December 2005 Cited in: A Circular Road to Recovery Daily Telegraph, 28.7. 2005
  • “The Importance of Sounding Out for Hearing Within”
    Special Needs Coordinators File, May 2005
  • “Motor Skills Drive Success”
    Times Educational Supplement, April 2005
  • “Dissecting Factors in Autistic Spectrum Disorders”
    Medical Veritas. Volume 3/2006. 786-795.
  • “Releasing Intelligence through Movement”
    Special Needs Coordinators File, January 2005
  • “Cerebellar Theory Should Not be Discounted in Response to Aggressive Marketing Strategy.”
    Dyslexia Online Journal
  • “Lost in Education – Identifying and Help for the Under-Achieving Child”
    February 2005
  • “Sports Day – Fun for All?”
    Times Education Supplement
  • “Music and Physical Education are Primary Needs”
    Montessori International Journal. July-September 2006.
  • “Children need play”
    Letter to The Independent 14.9.2006
  • Rough and tumble
    Letter to the Daily Mail September 2006
  • “Literacy born out of physical education”
    Times Education Supplement.7.9.07.
  • “What babies need”
    First Steps magazine (Australia). Issue 59. 2008
  • “To be literate, children must be fit”
    Letter to The Times 25.7.2008
  • “Impact of the electronic media”
    (Extract from “What babies and children really need”)
    Montessori International Journal Summer 2008
  • “Observing and identifying physical readiness for learning”
    Montessori International Journal Winter 2008
  • Analysis: Motor skills put to the test.
    Nursery World. 3rd March 2010.
  • Fairy Tales ARE better for children than modern books, expert claims.
    Daily Mail 14th March 2011
  • Understanding How Babies’ Brains Work
    Nursery World. 20th September – 3rd October 2011
  • Therapy in motion.
    Autism Eye.
    Issue 8. 2012. Cited in: “Doctors ‘should check five year-olds to see if they can cope with school’” By Graeme Paton Daily Telegraph 23rd April 2012
  • Lullabies, Nursery Rhymes, Mirror Neurons and Fairy Tales.
    First Steps (Australia). Issue 75.
  • Move On.
    Children at two are not “ready” for reading. Nursery World. 10th March 2013.
  • Mothers who stay at home feel bullied by government policy.
    Letter to the Daily Telegraph. 29th March 2013.
  • First Love.
    The economic incentives offered to encourage mothers to return to work ignore the parent’s crucial role in the early years. Nursery World. 8th April 2013.
  • Regular contributions to “Ask the Expert” Q and A.
    Montessori International.
  • This formerly restricted publication is now available as “Assessing NMR for Learning” published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Published papers and books by Peter Blythe


  • Hypnotism. Its Power and Practice. (1971) London: Arthur Barker Limited.
  • Stress Disease. The Growing Plague.(1973) London: Arthru Barker Limited.
  • Drugless Medicine. (1974). London: Arthur Barker Limited.
  • An Organic Basis for Neuroses and Educational Difficulties. (Blythe P, McGlown DJ., 1979). Chester: Insight Publications.


  • Somatogenic neuroses and the effect upon health. (1974) Monograph. Chester, Institute of Psychosomatic Therapy.
  • Minimal brain dysfunction and the treatment of psychoneuroses. (1978) Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 22:4, 247-255.
  • Oculo-motor dysfunctions and the effect on functioning. (1987) Reflex Newsletter. Chester, INPP.
  • An analysis of the developmental history of 103 patients diagnosed with agoraphobia and/or panic disorder. The 2nd International Conference of Neuro-Developmental Delay. Stockholm. October. 1988.
  • MBD and OBD (Blythe P and McGlown DJ, 1981). Swedish Medical Journal. 78/1.45-48.
  • Agoraphobia – is it organic? (Blythe P,McGlown DJ, 1982). World Medicine. July. 1982. pp57-59.