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Physical: balance while walking along a thin path, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

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  1. place a rope on the floor to have child walk across the rope without stepping off

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have the child hold out their arms for balance to decrease physical demand

Change the environment: have the child hold the coach’s hand while walking on the rope to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child walk the rope stepping with heel-toe touching each step to increase physical demand
  • have the child walk backwards to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • the child is able to walk across the tight rope without stepping off, 3 times in a row
  • I can walk along the line