Remedial Therapy

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what is the difference between remedial therapy and extra lessons.

  • Firstly, Remedial Therapists are fully qualified teachers, who have studied a further two years in order to specialise in Remedial Education.
  • The content of the lessons differ greatly. Extra Lessons provide a blend of explanations and extra practice of the concept that the student is struggling with. Remedial Therapists aim to go right down to the cause of the difficulty and rebuild the concept from the bottom up.
  • Remedial Therapy lessons include a variety of multisensory input, including games and movement.

“A teacher educated about dyslexia can be the one person that saves a child and his/her family from years of frustration and anxiety. That teacher can play a pivotal role in changing the whole culture of a school.”

Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Remedial therapy focuses on addressing specific learning difficulties or challenges, aiming to bridge gaps in academic skills or emotional development.

Extra lessons, on the other hand, offer additional instruction beyond regular class time to enhance understanding or proficiency in a subject.

While remedial therapy targets underlying issues, extra lessons supplement existing knowledge and provide enrichment.

“If you have told a child a thousand times and he still does not understand, then it is not the child who is the slow learner.”

Walter Barbe

How do I know if my child needs Remedial Intervention?

If a student shows any of the following signs of difficulty at school, Remedial Therapy can benefit them:

  • 1
    Persistent academic difficulties
  • 2
    Challenges learning and retaining new information and skills
  • 3
    Struggle with reading and writing
  • 4
    Maths is frustrating
  • 5
    Attention and concentration struggles
  • 6
    Low self-esteem and lack of intrinsic motivation
  • 7
    Academic progress is uneven or inconsistent
  • 8
    Diagnosed or suspected learning difficulty or disorder

Tailored support facilitates understanding, confidence, and long-term academic success.

Remedial therapy can benefit individuals of all ages who experience difficulties in various aspects of learning and development. This includes students struggling with academic subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, or language comprehension. Additionally, individuals with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from remedial therapy. Furthermore, those facing challenges in emotional regulation, social skills, or behavioural issues can also benefit from targeted interventions provided by remedial therapy.

How does Remedial Therapy benefit Children?

  • Remedial Therapy offers targeted, personalised intervention which is tailored to address each individual child’s difficulties.
  • By addressing the underlying issues, remedial therapy can lead to improved academic results.
  • As students progress and experience success in the Remedial Therapy setting, their self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities improves.
  • Remedial Therapy equips children with effective coping strategies and techniques to cope in the classroom.
  • The skills and strategies learned in Remedial Therapy extend far beyond the classroom, enabling students to navigate future challenged with greater resilience.


What Our Tutors Say

I am a qualified Remedial Therapist with 10 years experience in Inclusive Education. I have always been interested in children that learn differently and have found joy in helping them achieve their goals. I specialise in teaching learners with Autism and Reading Difficulties. I feel that my learners teach me more everyday. I believe that Remedial Therapy helps learners to find their confidence and allows them to envision achieving greatness. With patience, support and motivation all learners have the ability to thrive.  The consistent exchange of ideas and plentiful resources that one receives from The Turning Point helps to improve the learning experience. I enjoy being a part of a team that recognizes the value in learning differently.

Lauren Potgieter, (BA (Psychology); B.Ed. Honours (Inclusive Education and Educational Psychology)


What Our Clients Say

Lauren has been an amazing help since the beginning of term 2 for both our kids, she has taken our daughter from failing to passing. She has assisted with their confidence, her lessons have been incredible, she always managed to get them to laugh and made the lessons fun for them. We are very grateful for her and what she has done this year for us.

Grade 1 and Grade 4 Parent, (Randpark Primary School)

Sign up for Remedial Therapy

Thank you for choosing The Turning Point Education to help your child/children improve their academics. Set out below are some guidelines as to how extra lessons work, costs, times, etc. Please read through it carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

  • It is difficult to put a time limit on extra lessons. It can sometimes take up to two years for the necessary progress to take place. You are by no means bound to stay in lessons for an unlimited period, but are rather encouraged to allow your child the necessary time to progress.
  • Invoices will be sent via email and all lessons are to be paid for in advance.
  • The cost of extra lessons for 2024 are set out below:
    • Grade 1 – 3: R250 per hour
    • Grade 4 – 7: R285 per hour
    • Grade 8 – 10: R310 per hour
    • Grade 11 – 12: R345 per hour
    • Remedial Therapy: R455 per hour
    • Travel Charge: R40 per lesson.
  • Payment can be made via EFT only.
    When paying by EFT, please use your child’s name and surname as the reference.
  • Missed lessons cannot be made up. However, if the tutor needs to re-schedule a lesson, then they will arrange a suitable time to make up the lesson.
  • Extra lessons cannot be claimed from your medical aid and therefore the account is your responsibility.
  • Parents will not approach The Turning Point’s tutors for lessons in a private capacity. All lessons will be conducted and charged for through The Turning Point.
  • One month’s written notice is required to stop lessons.
  • Should lessons with The Turning Point be stopped or cancelled for whatever reason, parents may not contact The Turning Point’s tutors for lessons for a period of two years. A placement fee of R5,000 will be levied in such an occurrence. This can, and will gladly, be rearranged through our office.
  • Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress and any concerns that they may have with Tanya at The Turning Point.
  • It is understood that The Turning Point may at times ask for information from other professionals including the teachers involved in your child’s development. This would be to the advantage of your child and is encouraged by The Turning Point. If you would prefer us not to contact any other professionals, please indicate this to us in writing so that this can be placed in your child’s file.
  • Lessons will commence once a signed contract and payment have been received.

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We tutor all primary and high school subjects as well as offer reading lessons.