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Dual Task Training for Neurological Disorders: Practical Techniques for Rapidly Improving Cognition, Communication & Motor Function

Josefa Domingos |  John Dean
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There’s no greater triumph than seeing your patients regain their functional independence, especially when you’ve played a pivotal role in their progress.

But when you’re working with patients who are older or affected by movement/neurological disorders, neuromotor deficits often impede progress, interfering with functional multitasks, such as walking while talking, that combine cognition, communication, and motor function.

This can drag therapy to a crawl, limit your clinical effectiveness, and cause a variety of setbacks, including:

  • Falls
  • Communication deficits
  • Poor executive function
  • Memory/attention issues
  • Task avoidance
  • Difficulty performing ADLs
  • Functional codependence
  • Gait and balance problems
  • Anxiety, frustration and depression
  • Apathy and isolation

Without intervention, these patients often become resigned to living life in slow motion, limited to basic tasks and always feeling a step behind in their work, home and community. But with the latest advances in dual-task training, you can change this.

Let Physiotherapist Josefa Domingos and Speech-Language Pathologist John Dean be your guides to success as they walk you through practical applications of dual-task training for your patients.

Learn how to unmask deficits that are secretly plaguing progress, integrate dual-task interventions into both therapy and daily life, and rapidly improve performance of functional activities between therapy sessions.

Sign up now, and discover your patients’ joy and gratitude when you show them how much more they can accomplish, using the fun, engaging framework for dual-task training you’ll learn in this hands-on live webcast course.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.

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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

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This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 

North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6.25 Hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

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This course contains 6.0 hours of live continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.



Josefa Domingos Related seminars and products: 2

MSc, Physio

Josefa Domingos, MSc. Physio, has specialized in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders for the past 15 years. She maintains a full clinical practice and serves as the national healthcare coordinator for the APDPk (Portugal’s premier Parkinson’s advocacy organization). She travels internationally to speak on topics related to dual-task training and neurological rehabilitation.

In addition, she is completing a PhD at Radboud University in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Bas Bloem. Her research focuses on the development of multitask community programs for Parkinson’s, highlighting the importance of physiotherapy and other expert clinical input in the design and performance of community exercise activities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Josefa Domingos is a researcher with the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She has an employment relationship with the Portuguese Parkinson disease Patient Association (APDPk). Ms. Domingos receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Josefa Domingos is a member of the Portuguese movement disorder Society; and the Association of Physiotherapy in Parkinson disease Europe (APPDE). 

John Dean Related seminars and products: 3


John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, has been specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders since 2007. In addition to clinical work, he has been involved in an array of Parkinson’srelated projects ranging from the development of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s rehab networks for a large healthcare company, founding startups that build technologies for people living with Parkinson’s and even a stint as a member of the senior leadership at the Davis Phinney Foundation.

He resides in Lisbon, collaborating with Josefa Domingos to develop exercise activities that combine movement, voice, and cognition, as well as launching a startup that creates technologies to help scale up dual-task training for patients around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Dean maintains a private practice. He is director at Davis Phinney Foundation. Mr. Dean receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John Dean is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS).

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Explain the latest advances in dual-task training and their implications for your patients.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating causes of disability and impairment.
  3. Integrate dual-task exercises into interventions to improve performance in functional daily life activities.
  4. Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including dual-task training, voice and communication therapies, cognitive activities, ADL training, exercise, and amplitude-based approaches.
  5. Evaluate real-world applications for a wide range of movement and neurological disorders.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case studies. 


Hot Topics and Innovations

  • Current concepts of dual-task training
  • Cutting edge clinical and research applications
  • Rapidly evolving tech landscape
    • Apps
    • Smart speakers
    • Wearables

Confidently Identify the Underlying Cause of Impairment

  • Learn a comprehensive framework for assessing:
    • Interference of cognition in movement
      • Gait problems
      • Falls and balance
    • Cognitive problems
      • Memory
      • Attention
      • Executive function
    • Communication deficits
    • Difficulties with daily activities
      • Dressing and bathing
      • Cleaning and cooking
      • Technology (e.g. computer, phone)
    • Transfer issues
    • Fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • Hands-on Lab

Upgrade Your Rehab Toolbox With the Latest Dual-Task Training Methods

  • Cutting-edge techniques to:
    • Increase dual-task performance in daily life activities
    • Boost cognition, communication, and social interaction
    • Challenge, motivate and engage patients
    • Enhance gait speed, rhythm, and stride length
    • Prevent falls and improve balance
    • Enhance carryover outside of the treatment room
    • Improve posture
    • Restore functional independence
    • Reduce load and stress on caretakers
  • Hands-on Lab

Combine Multiple Approaches for Better Outcomes

  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Dual-task training
    • Voice and communication therapies
    • Cognitive activities
    • ADL training
    • Amplitude-based approaches
    • Exercise-based interventions
      • Dance
      • Boxing
      • Hydrogymnastics/hydrotherapy
      • Pole walking
    • Balance training
  • Hands-on Lab

Real World Applications for Common Diagnoses and Conditions

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Mild cognitive changes related to:
    • Medications
    • Previous injuries
    • “Chemo brain”
  • Indications, contraindications, and limitations of research
  • Hands-on Lab

Improvise Solutions Using Your New Dual-Task Training Skills

  • Case study: Correctly identify the underlying causes of impairment when the patient’s deficits do not readily appear on standardized assessments
  • Case study: Use dual-task training to replicate daily activities and improve carryover in the home environment
  • Case study: Incorporate everyday tech into practice, using apps and online resources
  • Case study: Develop a transdisciplinary treatment plan for a patient with Parkinson’s
  • Case study: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Activity Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners



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