The Latest and Future of Dual Task Testing and Training
March 20, 2020
Why are some movements “automatic”, processed without direct and consistent conscious control, or even resistant to environmental distractions? How do movements become automatic in the unimpaired learner and begin again in those with brain injury or other impairment? In this brief one hour course, we will review, APPLY, and ADVANCE the science of procedural learning (regaining automatic function) in gait and mobility. Recognizing applications for the larger topics of speech, ADL, athletics and more! We will review how the best applications of dual task facilitate the transfer of experiences into procedural memories. Additionally, attendees will get a sneak peek into the emerging world of Dual Task Fitness, for the benefit of fall prevention, ADL, speech for those with fall risk, MCI, concussion, some PD, MS, ALS, and stroke.