Research into the effects of Extra
Lesson™ on children diagnosed with AD/HD showed decreases
in all the indicators including inattention, hyperactivity and
impulsivity. Social skills improved and all the children made significant
academic gains. The student’s fine and gross motor skills
improved as did other areas of sensory integration. The parents
commented that that their children were happier, more focused,
better organized, fought less with their siblings and now had real
The 5 case study children, after 20
weeks, had made an average gain of 13.6 months reading accuracy
and 24 months comprehension on Neale Analysis of Reading Test;
13.8 months in the Western Australian Spelling Test; 19.2 months
in numeracy using the Basic Number Screenng Test and 24.4 months
on the Draw A Person Test (DAP).
Unpublished MEd Thesis L. Craig 2001
Overheard by a teacher of two 13 year olds...
Girl to boy: “How come you are always in trouble?”
Boy: “I dont know. How come you are such a goody goody?”
Girl: “I used to be really naughty and then I did Extra Lesson and now I’m just not (naughty)”!
A 17-year-old girl was
failing at school, although she worked hard. Her wish was to improve
her marks and gain her H.S.C. After an Extra Lesson program her
mother reported that she had improved from marks around 45% to
achieve 70% in English, 60% in Art and 55% for Geography and attained
A 14 year old had always
received assistance in a small school. Moved to a large High School
felt like a failure as reading and Maths were at a Grade 2 level,
consequently an IQ test was administered and showed low average
results. After a year of Extra Lesson the student had another IQ
test and the results were in the average range, moved to a new
school and that year read a novel for the first time with no help.
The student completed Year 12 and went onto further study.
of a child diagnosed with dyspraxia, whose speech was very difficult
to understand, maintained that his speech developed as he progressed
with Extra Lesson.
very bright 8 year old girl, whose behaviour was oppositional and
defiant, was starting to fall behind at school. The parents reported
that with The Extra Lesson™ the
child,s behaviour improved as well as her academics skills and she was elected
to be Class Captain and her grades were at the top of the class..
7 year old boy, diagnosed with ADHD, falling behind academically.
After doing The Extra Lesson™ he exceeded his age group in both reading and mathematics
and his mother reported that his behaviour had improved to the extent that he
was no longer in trouble at school and recognised as talented.
9 year old girl, several years behind in reading and maths, feeling
a failure, a TV addict, refusing to do homework and always loosing
things. After The Extra Lesson™ program she read and performed in maths to above age level. No
longer watched TV because she was too involved in activities like debating and
swimming. The child’s comment was ‘If I keep doing The Extra Lesson™ will
I become a genius?’
Research into the effect of The Extra
Lesson™ on 15 students with learning difficulties, showed
that students improved, on average by 22 months in reading accuracy
and 23 months in reading comprehension after 7 months in the program.
(Extract from M.Ed Thesis, M. Judd 1997).
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