Exercises targeting Cognitive-motor interaction

Overall goal of the exercises

Improving automatization of activities of daily living.

Overall theme of the exercises

Practice dual or multiple task preferable involving both tasks with elements of balance and cognitive tasks.

Additional considerations

Cognitive-motor interaction can additionally be practiced as a progression of other domains.


Key exercises Examples of progressions Examples of regressions

Walking while talking (counting, naming numbers or categorizing etc.)

dual task walking

  • Varying walking tasks (sidestepping, backwards, crosswalk etc.)
  • Using motor task as secondary task (e.g. changing a ball from one hand to the other)
  • Using simple cognitive tasks (normal counting, repeating a simple sentence ect.)

Executing daily life tasks (e.g. moving objects, make the bed etc.) with a secondary cognitive task

  • Using complex task
  • Remembering objects or sentences while executing the task
  • Using simple tasks