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Course Description

Supporting children and adolescents with anxiety remains a major international concern. Children and adolescents don’t understand the physical symptoms of anxiety, the language of emotions, and the severe impact it may have on their mental health and overall well-being.

NESA accredited

This course delves into the definition of anxiety and the research findings.

You will learn:

  • The most recent global statistics regarding anxiety

  • What is considered a normal level of anxiety for a growing and developing child

  • The differences in age, sex, socioeconomic status, and parenting styles when it comes to the prevalence of anxiety disorders

  • How biological differences and exposure to trauma also play a part in long term mental health outcomes for students with anxiety

The second part of this PD covers a multitude of strategies to support students of all ages struggling with anxiety, as well as your peers. Hundreds of strategies are covered, with the ability to change the long-term mental health outcomes of students in your care.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know how to support students who are feeling anxious

  • Understand the relationship between anxiety and learning difficulties

  • Use the correct emotional vocabulary

  • Teach your students to be emotionally intelligent

  • Impart strategies to your students to combat anxiety

  • Understand the critical emotional support structures needed

  • Set your school  practice up to cater for students with anxiety

  • Provide your students with strategies that will last a lifetime


All teachers F-12

Teaching Standards

4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety: Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements

$119 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1 - Understanding & Research

    • Resource and Delegate Notes

    • Video 1

    • Survey

  • 2

    Part 2 - Strategies

    • Resources and Delegate Notes

    • Video 2

    • Feedback Survey

  • 3

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback


Jillian Zocher

Jillian Zocher

Jillian Zocher is a Specific Learning Difficulties Specialist for children and adolescents. She completed a postgraduate diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties in 2002, in conjunction with the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre (UK) and The Oxford and Cambridge Royal Society of Arts, after years of teaching at dyslexia-friendly schools overseas. Jillian is a contributing author to the recent 2020 Sage publication, "Special Educational Needs – A guide to Inclusive Practice" (Reid and Peer). She has helped hundreds of teachers with their professional development, and thousands of students, not only with literacy and numeracy, but also with study skills, technology skills, strengths profiling, career counselling, anxiety, and well-being.

Jillian is known amongst her colleagues as an ‘educational therapist’. She is the founder of the Learning Difference Convention, The Dyslexia and Learning Alliance and co-founder of Get into Neurodiversity.
Get Into Neurodiversity

Get Into Neurodiversity

Get Into Neurodiversity is an ethical, innovative, international professional development platform in Specific Learning Difficulties and Neurodiversity, borne out of charitable efforts towards learning difficulties in Australia. As it is more the norm than the exception for specific learning difficulties to overlap, Get Into Neurodiversity rose to the demand for quality training to address these varying needs.
br> Get Into Neurodiversity develops high-quality, video-based, accredited courses, written and presented by international experts and authors within the field of specific Learning Difficulties and Neurodiversity.

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