Are you a
Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or other Professional
interested in students with learning and behavioural challenges?
If so, you may be interested in further training to have a broader
understanding of the relationship between a child’s
early development and learning and to learn an approach to assist
the student so they can learn and function in a way consistent
with their ability and potential. Extra Lesson™ is a complimentary
training for professionals in this field because it provides a
way to understand and bring about change for the students that
do the program. It is a dynamic area to work in and a worthwhile
path to for further learning.
The Extra Lesson Institute
The Extra Lesson™ Training Course is a part-time
course over a three year period for teachers and other professionals
who are interested in working with children with learning and/or
The Extra Lesson™ Training
Course is based on The Extra Lesson™, which was developed
by Audrey McAllen in England from the holistic developmental perspective
of Rudolf Steiner’s
education of the child. The child’s early development lays
the foundation for later learning and behaviour. The Extra Lesson™ has
been further developed in Australia to include recent research
in the areas of learning difficulties and behavioural disorders
to maintain the professional standards required for work in this
The course runs over 6 semesters.
In each semester there is an intensive 5-6 day intensive workshop
and a practice
teaching requirement. The modules are made up of a range of topics
which are cumulative and progressive, so that gradually the theory
and practice build and inter-relate. The modules are not taught
as separate units but are covered over several workshops.
Module 1 General Anatomy and Physiology.
Module 2 Child Development and Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy.
Module 3 The Extra Lesson™ Assessment.
Module 4 The Extra Lesson™ Program.
Module 5 Educational Practices and Professional Issues.
Module 6 Practicum I, II, III, IV, V - Supervised Practice Teaching.
The modules include a range of topics
• The Birthing Process
• Phases of Child Development
• Movement and Sensory Development
• Development of Primitive and Postural reflexes
• The 12 senses and their metamorphosis
• Spatial Orientation and Body Geography
• The Development of Children’s Drawings
• The Constitutional Picture of the Child
• School Readiness
• Background to The Extra Lesson™
• The Extra Lesson™ Assessment and Exercises
• Planning an Individual Program
• Painting and Drawing
• Dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
• Behaviour Management
• Standardised Testing
• Report Writing
• Child Protection and Professional Issues
This course is a training or
re-training for professionals to gain the knowledge and skills
to be able to work using a one to one educational intervention
program for children with learning and behavioural difficulties.
To enquire Email or
Lalage Craig (02) 9980 7891 in Sydney
or Mariane Judd 0402 133 382 in Canberra
(M.Ed, Dip.Ed, Grad.Dip.Ed, Neuro Developmental Therapist)
has over 32 years experience working with children with learning
and behavioural difficulties and pioneered Extra Lesson™ in Australia. She has experience working with
a very diverse range of students/children and problems and has built an international
reputation in the area of learning and behavioural difficulties. Working with
the underlying causes of the student’s difficulties has proven
an extremely effective approach. Lalage has given numerous workshops
in USA, Europe and in Australia. Lalage is life long honorary member
of the International Extra Lesson Association which aims to maintain
professional standards across the world.
(M.Ed, B.Sc.(Psych), Grad.Dip.Ed, E.L.Cert) Registered Psychologist,
Mariane is a registered Psychologist in NSW and the ACT and
has had over 15 years experience working with children with learning
and behavioural difficulties. Mariane wrote her masters thesis
on research on the effectiveness of The Extra Lesson™ as
an intervention program. She has additional experience in counselling
and psychology and has worked with a wide age range of children
and adolescents. Her experience has reinforced for her that working
with the underlying causes is the most effective approach to these
difficulties and co-ordinates with other professionals to more
fully deal with these issues. In recent years she has traveled
to both Europe and Asia to present lectures and workshops in the
area of learning difficulties. Mariane is a full member of the
International Extra Lesson Association.