Extra Lesson® Practitioners work both in private practice and in some schools, in many cities and country areas in Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan.

The Extra Lesson Training Course, run by The Extra Lesson Institute Pty Ltd, is a three year part-time course for teachers and health professionals who are interested in working with children with learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

If you are interested in any of our courses please contact us via the contact page.

The 6 members of the Board of the Extra Lesson Pty Ltd are Annette Barone, Dr David Ritchie, Lalage Craig, Lindy Peters, Dr Mariane Judd and Virginia Lawson.


Course Co-ordinators


Course Representatives Asia Pacific Region

Smitha Kandula

Smitha Kandula is our representative in India who is a teacher and principal of her school in Hyderabad, Blooming Buds. She is a graduate of the first Extra Lesson training in India and has been actively involved in the training in Hyderabad for several years.

Sahithi Reddy

Sahithi Reddy, also of Hyderabad is a teacher and Extra Lesson practitioner, after also graduating from the first training in India. She has been practising for several years at her centre, Kshetram and brings invaluable practical experience and knowledge.

Chiako Okumara

Chiako Okumara is our representative in Japan and graduated from the first training course in Osaka. She has been practising the Extra Lesson for several years.