I am very much looking forward to joining again the Richter Air Symposium on Therapeutic Applications for Pediatrics to present “The Impact of Primitive Reflexes on Development, Sensory Processing, and Academic Achievement” and “The INPP Developmental Test and School Based Program”.
Past participants have described these courses as highly informative, lending a fresh perspective on many issues that pediatric therapists face with younger children. It took until 2008, for a scientist to discover the gene that acts as the trigger mechanism for cell differentiation, the next major step in development after fertilization. The unraveling of the complexity of childhood development has long been on its way, but we continue to see an emergence of new ideas that tackle delays and difficulties in this. These courses will engage participants in this direction. The INPP Developmental Test and School Based Program not only provides the theory and research, but will guide participants through a regimented evaluation and treatment program for groups of children who experience many issues we encounter in the classroom. As school systems adopt more of a group based provision for services for children across related services, this program further enhances the opportunity for success with children within this complex developmental framework.