WHEN: Wednesday 12th February, 2020
START: 6pm Brisbane, Australia – 8am London, UK
DURATION: 90 minutes
WHERE: Online – Webinar link will be sent one (1) day prior to event start
On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with 1.5 hours personal development.
Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity
Executive Functioning (EF) ability covers many skills. People who experience executive dysfunction often have more trouble with attention, working memory, mental processing, and verbal fluency. These are all called executive-function abilities that are important at school, uni, the workplace and home life.
You may have executive dysfunction if you experience difficulty with:
• Managing time
• Getting and staying organized
• Listening and paying attention
• Following directions
• Completing assignments/tasks
• Attending to details
• Getting to work on time
• Speaking just when it’s your turn
• Sitting still
• Keeping emotions under control
This webinar will explore the challenges experienced, investigate why the brain behaves the way it does and discuss strategies and tools that will become part of your EF toolkit, enabling you to be the executive of functioning.
This webinar will provide practical tools, tips and strategies for teachers, employers, allied health professionals, neurodivergent people, their parents, support workers and carers.
About the presenter Barb Cook, M.Aut. (Education)…
Barb is a Developmental Educator, Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and Life Coach for neurodivergent adults (autism, ADHD and dyslexia). Barb has a Master of Autism (education) with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a tutor and a research assistant in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum.
As a Developmental Educator, Barb focuses on developing individualised learning strategies, tools and supports with positive outcomes for individuals across the lifespan. Barb embraces a collaborative approach by working with health and educational professionals, support staff, employers, employees, families and caregivers to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a person-centred approach in fostering positive support and enhancement of life outcomes. Barb has extensive experience in working with people on the autism spectrum, ADHD and dyslexia, especially with adults in creating pathways in attaining life goals in the areas of education, employment, health and interpersonal relationships.
Barb identifies as neurodivergent, being diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyslexia in 2009, and promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her work and life. She is founder of Spectrum Women and editor and coauthor of the internationally acclaimed book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.