Learning to Move, Moving to Learn

Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Reflexes as Markers of Neuro-Motor Maturity


Anna Janoura, MA

Monday, June 17, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Brooklyn, NY

refelxes neuro motor maturity impact on learning and behavior

Target Audience

School-based OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, Teachers, Educational Psychologists, and Professionals involved in child development and supporting special educational needs

Course Level


Note: This course is limited to school-based therapists and educators. Only those with an email address ending in @schools.nyc.gov may register via the online registration page. Anyone else who is interested must contact us at info@handsonapproaches.com prior to registration to see if they will qualify to participate.

Course Description

This course will cover theoretical aspects of the relationship between neuro-motor immaturity and educational under-achievement and behavior in children from 4 to 18 years of age. Neuro-motor maturity supports all aspects of learning such as the control of eye movements needed for reading, hand-eye coordination (visual-motor integration) needed for writing, and copying and spatial skills needed for math.

Attendees will be instructed how to use a screening test to identify signs of neuro-motor immaturity in the school-aged child. The course also includes instruction in the implementation of a regime of daily exercises to be carried out in school to remediate signs of neuro-motor immaturity.

The program presented is a specific school based program designed to be performed in a school setting with a group of children. It is completely separate from any clinically based program which INPP offers and exercises from the school program should not be selected and applied in a clinical setting.

Please note:  The INPP "Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning" manual contains all the testing and exercise materials that will be taught during the course. As such, the presenter requires all participants to have a copy of the manual in front of them during the presentation (manuals may be shared between two participants). Manuals can be purchased here


Anna Janoura, M.A. is an educator and a Licentiate of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP).  As director of Smart Minds in Miami, Florida, she is focused on helping school-aged children with learning disabilities. She is the Principal Licentiate of the INPP program in the USA and has been trained directly with Sally Goddard Blythe. She is an experienced educator and expert in reflex integration.

Disclosure: Anna Janoura receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Educational Credits

5.5 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.55 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 0.55 CEUs.

This course is offered for up to 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area).


This course is approved for 5.5 CTLE credits.


8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

we would be happy to accommodate your ada needs and special requests - please call at least 2 weeks prior to seminar date

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify signs of neuro-motor immaturity in the classroom.

  • Screen for signs of visual-perceptual difficulties.

  • Implement a neuro-developmental program in school.

  • Measure change before and after the intervention program.

  • Access existing research to support use of the program.

  • Plan future research based on results from the test battery and the intervention program.

Pricing Information

Early Bird Registration (by May 2, 2019):


Standard Registration (after May 2, 2019):


Group Discount (3 or more registrants by May 2, 2019 - must register on the same day and each registrant must mention the others on her registration form):


Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101



Recording Policy

As per the presenter's request, attendees are specifically requested NOT to make an audio or video recording of this presentation for any purpose, whether private or professional.  PowerPoint handouts will be provided to each attendee for note-taking.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.