Sally Goddard Blythe is Director of the Institute for
Neuro-Physiological Psychology. She researches the relationship
between physical development and learning. Her remedial programmes
help transform children’s learning through movement.
Her widely translated books include The Well Balanced Child, The Genius of Play, Raising Happy Healthy Children and Movement: Your Child’s First Language
"At a time when parents and professionals emphasise and analyse
school readiness and learning yet children are the most sedentary
in history, Sally Goddard Blythe has put the horse back before the
cart. Physical literacy and movement have always been the poor
cousin to proper cerebral learning, until now. This book provides
an excellent comprehensive overview of this emerging area."----Dr.
Aric Sigman, child health education lecturer, author of Getting
Physical, winner of The Times Educational Supplement Information
"If you view a learner as just a brain carried around by a body, it is rather like servicing a car engine without checking the brakes and tyres. That might be fine, but often you will waste fuel and occasionally you will crash. Sally is one of the leading experts in understanding how the body and mind work together, how to spot where there is a problem and then what to do about it. These issues are not simple, but they are important for thousands of children. Reflexes, Movement, Learning and Behaviour will give you a comprehensive resource to work with."---- David Morgan, creator of the Easyread System and All Aboard Phonics
"Provides a readable yet comprehensive overview of primitive and neonatal reflexes and postural control. These are holistically integrated into descriptions of human senses, neural structures and systems, along with their relevance for learning delays, disorders, and psychological conditions. Her expositions and recommendations draw on empirical-scientific analysis, many years of therapeutic experience, and a phenomenological-symptomology, offering readers from wide ranging backgrounds her unique theoretical and therapeutic insights into reflexes and learning."