On Demand Video: Sensory Management – Identifying Stressors in the Workplace with Barb Cook


Over One Hour Video Recording


Length 1:21:04

Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity

Neurodivergent people often experience difficulty with processing sensory information, either being hypersensitive or hyposensitive. In the workplace, many sensory factors can negatively impact on individuals’ work performance and contribute to increased levels of stress, anxiety and mental overwhelm. Being subjected to sensory assault on a regular basis can also impact wellbeing through physical pain, leading to changes in behaviour, withdrawal or meltdown.

This webinar will explore the potential causes and sources of sensory assault in the workplace, how to make workplace modifications and what supports can assist the individual in reducing their sensory overwhelm. This webinar will also investigate how employers can improve workplace design cost effectively, providing sensory friendly working conditions for all employees.

This webinar provides valuable insights, tools and strategies for neurodivergent people, co-workers, workplace supervisors and management, employers, employment agencies, parents, teachers and support staff.

This video recording is claimable for Self & Plan Managed NDIS Participants. Please advise by email if you require an invoice to claim against your funding package.

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.