Here are some cognitive dual tasking ideas that you can try. These have been used in research studies and we often use these ideas in our clinic to train dual tasking, particularly in balance and walking training.
Randomly naming numbers between 100 and 500 (without repetition or consecutively)
Randomly naming odd (or even) numbers between 1 and 100 (without repetition or consecutively)
Randomly naming consonants of the alphabet (without repetition or consecutively)
Word association - naming as many words as possible in a category (e.g., animals, fruits), or for a harder challenge naming opposites of words
Naming as many words as possible beginning with a particular letter
Working memory Easy - reciting a sequence of numbers (3 or 4 number sequences), for a harder challenge reciting a grocery list (4-5 items)
Calculating a time eg: adding or subtracting minutes to a given time within the hour (e.g., 3:15 + 5 minutes; 1:30 − 15 minutes)
Backward recitation eg: Reciting number sequences backward, Months of the year backwards, Days of the week backwards, spelling (4-5 letter words),
Counting backward (by 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 from 100)
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