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6H workshop IPPRA how to test on primitive reflexes with Patti Andrich

May 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

$25 – $210

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Primitive reflex activity and immature postural reflexes can have a significant impact on the quality of life. The presence of primitive reflex activity beyond the typical period of infancy often contributes to a slew of behavior/emotional, academic/cognitive, motor coordination, sensory regulation, and/or anxiety issues. Coping with the adverse effects of aberrant reflex activity is not limited to children. Some adults, often unknowingly, also cope with the residual reflex activity. When aberrant reflex activity continues to be present through adulthood or remerges at some point during the lifespan, one may have difficulty performing daily tasks.

The Indicators of Primitive and Postural Reflexes Assessment (IPPRA) provides a repeatable testing and scoring system that quantifies qualitative data. When indicators of primitive reflex activity are present, it can be said that the central nervous system is functioning in an immature or disrupted state because of inefficient neurological communication between sensory and motor neurological connections. As the individuals you are working with progress through targeted interventions, you can repeat testing procedures to document changes in the soft signs of neurological functions.

This workshop will demonstrate how to successfully test.

Bio Patti Andrich COVT, OTR/L

Clinical Manager, Occupational TherapistPatti is an internationally honored occupational, vision therapist, researcher and author. She is known world-wide for her success in treating children and adults with sensory and motor processing disorders.

Patti received her master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Education and her occupational therapy degree from the Cleveland State University Department of Health Sciences. Additionally, Patti holds certification in auditory processing using The Listening Program with Bone Conduction from Advanced Brain Technologies and through Integrated Listening Systems. Patti is certified in INPP primitive reflex integration techniques; having studied in England under the direction of Sally Goddard at the Institute of Neurological Physiological Psychology (INPP).


Patti received her certification in vision therapy through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Patti serves on several advisory boards relating to vision in the United States and in Asia. She is also a member of The Optometric Extension Program, and an Advisory Member to the Board of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with optimal visual rehabilitation services to improve their quality of life.

Patti Andrich is the founder of the Sensory Foundations Program, a neuro-sensory motor program that helps adults and children integrate active primitive reflexes and gain postural stability. Patti specializes in improving the lives of individuals with attention, behavioral, coordination, visual, auditory, anxiety, vestibular and/or emotional regulation challenges.

Patti was named, Vision Therapist of the Year 2020, by the international organization, College of Optometrists in Vision Development.


May 20, 2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25 – $210
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