LIVE WEBINAR: Being the Executive of Functioning with Barb Cook Thursday 4 August 2022
WHEN: Thursday 4th August, 2022
START: 6.30pm Brisbane, Australia (AEST)
DURATION: 90 minutes (1 hour presentation + 30 minutes Q & A)
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 hour 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.
This event may be claimable for Self & Plan Managed NDIS Participants. Please check with your plan manager/LAC. Please advise in checkout or email us HERE if you require an invoice to claim against your funding package.
A copy of the recording of the event will be available for you to watch for 30 days.
About the Presenter
Barb Cook, M.Aut.(Ed), Dip.HSc.(Nut)
Developmental Educator, Integrative Nutritionist & Adult ADHD Coach
Barb Cook is a highly committed autistic advocate, writer, editor, and highly sought-after international speaker. She has made appearances on Australian radio and television, in newspapers and magazines, and in the SBS television documentary The Chameleons: Women with Autism.
Barb is a registered Developmental Educator, Adult ADHD Coach and Integrative Nutritionist, who is dedicated to improving the overall well-being and quality of life for neurodivergent people. Barb identifies a neurodivergent after being diagnosed mid-life (40) and after significant burnout in 2009 with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.
Barb is internationally recognised for her bestselling book on autism in women, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism with Dr Michelle Garnett, filling the gap in literature between lived experience of autistic women and the clinical knowledge. Barb’s recently released and second best-selling book co-authored with Yenn Purkis, The Autism and Neurodiversity Self-Advocacy Handbook: Developing Skills to Determine Your Own Future, is an essential guidebook that gives you the tools and strategies to advocate for yourself in any situation, developing your skills in standing up for yourself, your needs and wishes.
Barb is founder of Spectrum Women Magazine and is a prolific writer on autism, ADHD and neurodivergence.
Barb is founder of the Neurodiversity Hub in Gympie Queensland, a space providing allied health services for neurodivergent people, including one-on-one support, therapeutic groups, workshops and presentations and an informal space to meet.
Barb is a highly sought-after international speaker and presents on a variety of topics related to women, autism, ADHD and Neurodiversity. Barb spoke at the World Autism Organisation Congress 2018 in Houston Texas and 2019, and was invited by the United States government to keynote a special event “A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs” for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) in Washington DC, USA.
Barb is a passionate motorcyclist, and enjoys riding the love of her life, Ron Strom Burgundy, a Suzuki VStrom DL1000, who assists her with good self-care and an effective anxiety reducing and depression busting practice.