SPECIALISTS

  • Margaret Sasse (1929 – 2009)

Credentials

The late Margaret Sasse had a distinguished career as founder of KindyROO. For more than 50 years, she has devoted her life in championing neuro-physiological activities to help children develop their learning abilities to the best of their potential and also as a preventive measure against learning difficulties for children later on.

At the age of 50, she founded ANSUA (A New Start for Under Achievers) in 1979 where she was involved in new approaches to treatment of children with developmental learning and/or behavioral difficulties. When she resigned in 1982 from ANSUA, she started GymbaROO (KindyROO) in Melbourne which would later become the leading neuro-physiological program in Australia with international networks spanning almost 20 countries.

Founder of GymbaROO/KindyROO Group

Founder of ANSUA (A New Start for Under Achievers)

Recipient of ANZAC award for services to the community

Finalist for Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award

  • Dr. Jane Williams

Credentials

Dr Jane Williams PhD, RN (Paeds)  is a well-respected expert in the early childhood industry globally and she is a regular invited speakers at many professional seminars and functions globally. A researcher and educator, Dr Jane Williams is actively involved in the development of high quality early childhood development programs in Australia, Asia and Europe. Dr. Jane Williams has written numerous journal publications aimed at drawing attention of early childhood professionals to the importance of early childhood development, neuro-physiological developments, prevention and early intervention.

PhD, CertTerTeach, BMgt, RNPaeds

General Manager – Research and Education, GymbaROO/KindyROO

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition, James Cook University

  • Professor Frances P. Glascoe

Credentials

Professor Frances Page Glascoe PhD. is a worldwide authority on parenting and early childhood development. She mentors the Royal Children’s Hospital (Vic) Community Child Health Program, and is a leading adviser for many similar programs globally. She is the author of Parent’s Evaluation of Developmental Status early detection program, now rolled out in most Australian states, and is author of more than 100 journal articles and chapters.

Author of Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)

Co-author of PEDS: Developmental Milestones (PEDS:DM)

Recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dale Richmond Award forcontributions in child development

Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics in Vanderbilt University USA.

Patron of GymbaROO/KindyROO Group

  • Sally Goddard Blythe

Credentials

Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. is the author of ‘The INPP Test Battery and Developmental Exercise Program for use in Schools’, to help teachers identify physical readiness for learning and a program of exercises designed to encourage physical readiness in children with problems. Sally is also author of several books and published papers on child development and neuro-developmental factors in specific learning difficulties including: Reflexes, Learning and Behavior, The Well Balanced Child and What Babies and Children REALLY Need; Attention, Balance and Coordination – the A,B,C of Learning Success.

International Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (UK)

Patron of GymbaROO/KindyROO Group

“Research by INPP of the Primitive and Postural reflexes of infancy show that many ‘normal’ children achieve poorly, due to neurological ‘hiccups’, such as poor integration of the primitive reflexes of infancy, which can causes a lack of sensory motor stimulation.”

Peter Blythe and Sally Goddard. Directors of Institute of Neuro-Physical Psychology
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