Length: 1 Hour 11 Minutes
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.
About the presenter…
Barb Cook is an internationally recognised author, speaker and advocate. She is a registered Developmental Educator, Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and Life Coach. 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. She is founder of Spectrum Women and editor and coauthor of the internationally acclaimed book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.
Barb identifies as neurodivergent, being diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyslexia in 2009 at age 40, and promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her work and life.