Art

Functional Skills

  • Bilateral coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Using hands to manipulate materials
  • Appropriately using utensils
  • Developing in-hand manipulation skills
  • Organizing and locating different materials
  • Touching different textures
  • Right & Left
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Impulse Control
  • Confidence

Art Skills

  • Cutting
  • Squeezing
  • Tearing
  • Crumbling
  • Creating independently
  • Drizzling
  • Painting
  • Building sculptures
  • Collaging
  • Manipulating wood, clay, and other mediums
  • Creating art with traditional and untraditional tools

Climbing

Functional Skills

  • Bilateral coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Problem solving
  • Upper body & core strengthening
  • Visual processing skills
  • Foot work & coordination
  • Right & Left
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Impulse Control
  • Confidence

Climbing Skills

  • Bouldering
  • Top roping
  • Progressing through climbing courses

Cooking

Functional Skills

  • Stirring
  • Cutting
  • Pouring (bilateral coordination)
  • Using hands to manipulate ingredients
  • Appropriately using utensils
  • Becoming comfortable in the kitchen
  • Developing in-hand manipulation skills
  • Locating objects in the refrigerator or cabinets
  • Trying new textures and foods
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Tactile Tolerance
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Creativity
  • Better nutrition
  • Trying new things
  • Use of all senses, mind and body & the whole-self
  • Vocabulary
  • Organization Skills
  • Confidence

Cooking Skills

  • Decorating cupcakes
  • Making basic meals
  • Becoming familiar with the tools in the kitchen
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Following a recipe
  • Kitchen safety
  • Science & math skills

Cross-Country Skiing

Functional Skills

  • Getting fresh air
  • Experiencing a different environment
  • Strength & endurance
  • Balance
  • Crossing midline
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Timing of upper body & lower body
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardiovascular fitness

Cross-Country Skills

  • Poling
  • Skiing technique
  • Skiing on different terrain
  • Side-stepping and pushing with the legs
  • Following multi-step directions
  • Remembering multi-step movements
  • Rhythm & timing
  • Learning movement sequences
  • Learning & practicing developmental movement patterns

Dance

Functional Skills

  • Strength & endurance
  • Balance
  • Crossing midline
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Right & left
  • Timing
  • Working memory & long-term memory
  • Listening
  • Multi-tasking
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Non-verbal & verbal communication skills

Dance Skills

  • Leaping
  • Turning
  • Jumping
  • Spinning
  • Following multi-step directions
  • Remembering multi-step movements
  • Dance in a certain style
  • Rhythm & timing
  • Learning movement sequences
  • Learning & practicing developmental movement patterns

Gymnastics

Functional Skills

  • Strength & endurance
  • Balance
  • Crossing midline
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Right & left
  • Timing
  • Working memory & long-term memory
  • Listening
  • Multi-tasking
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardiovascular fitness

 Gymnastics Skills

  • Balance beam
  • Tumbling
  • Floor routines
  • Beam
  • High bar
  • Uneven bars
  • Parallel bars
  • Pommel horse
  • Rings

Horse Whispering

Functional Skills

  • Confidence and self-esteem by developing their sense of agency (i.e. a sense of being the owner of their own action) and of efficacy (“Yes, I can do it!”)Somatic self-awareness and balance
  • Attention
  • Empathy
  • Balance
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Timing
  • Listening
  • Multi-tasking
  • Following instructions
  • Spatial awareness, as well as the capacity to assert in a non-aggressive way their own boundaries and respect others’
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Non-verbal & verbal communication skills
  • Executive functioning (learning to access and use inner resources and skills to plan for, process, and respond to life’s tasks, challenges, and opportunities)
  • Basic mindfulness skills, including emotional awareness and regulation

Horse Whispering Skills

  • Making contact and engage safely with horses
  • Reading horses’ emotional response to their environmental stimuli
  • Haltering and leading a horse
  • Grooming and taking care of a horse
  • Round-pen work
  • Basic bareback riding

Life Skills

Functional Skills

  • Functional Skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Academic Skills
  • Organization
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses

Life Skills

  • Handwriting
  • Keyboarding
  • Organization
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Awareness
  • Activities of Daily Living

Martial Arts

Functional Skills

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Focus
  • Speed
  • Muscle development
  • Calisthenics
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Endurance
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Impulse Control
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Respect for self and others
  • Reaction time

Martial Arts Skills

  • Self defense
  • Mindfulness
  • Classical development
  • Practical application
  • Tactical self defense
  • Blocking
  • Striking
  • Kicking
  • Combinations
  • Forms
  • Sparring

Music

Functional Skills

  • Crossing Midline
  • Bilateral Coordination
  • Breathing
  • Body Awareness
  • Right & Left
  • Timing
  • Listening
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Following instructions
  • Self-Regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus & attention

Music Skills

  • Body movement
  • Rhythm
  • Singing
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Listening
  • Pitch differentiation
  • Parent-child bond

Parkour

Functional Skills

  • Moving across various terrain
  • Motor planning
  • Strength & endurance
  • Body awareness
  • Confidence
  • Balance
  • Crossing midline
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Timing
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardiovascular fitness

Parkour Skills

  • Safety with movements
  • Jumping
  • Crawling
  • Climbing
  • Flipping
  • Spinning
  • Using objects in the environment
  • Remembering multi-step movements
  • Learning movement sequences
  • Learning & practicing developmental movement patterns

Photography

Functional Skills

  • Bilateral coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Visual discrimination
  • Eye contact & social skills
  • Visual processing
  • Organizing and locating different materials
  • Right & Left, directions
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Impulse Control
  • Motor planning
  • Confidence

Photography Skills

  • Photograph basics
  • Manipulating a camera
  • Identifying and using different lens types
  • Taking color photographs
  • Taking black and white photographs
  • Recognizing types of light
  • Telling stories with photographs
  • Exploring landscapes and portraits

Piano

Functional Skills

  • Body Awareness
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Following Instructions
  • Core strength
  • Self-Regulation
  • Controlling Impulses
  • Body Awareness
  • Crossing midline
  • Listening Skills
  • Imitation
  • Mindfulness
  • Timing
  • Hand Strength
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Memory

Piano Skills

  • Breath
  • Performance & presentation
  • Finger isolation
  • Playing technique
  • Rhythm
  • Improvisation
  • Sight reading
  • Repertoire choice
  • Enjoyment of love of music & self expression

Running

Functional Skills

  • Body awareness
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Breathing
  • Body awareness
  • Timing
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Focus
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Non-verbal & verbal communication skills

Running Skills

  • Jogging
  • Walking
  • Sprinting
  • Running on various terrain
  • Hiking
  • Learning movement sequences
  • Learning & practicing developmental movement patterns

Swimming

Functional Skills

  • Coordination
  • Fitness
  • Tactile tolerance
  • Strengthening
  • Breathing
  • Developmental Movements
  • Crossing midline
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses

Swimming Skills

  • Enter and exit independently
  • Water safety
  • Blow bubbles
  • Float on back unassisted
  • Jump into pool and roll to back float
  • Tread water
  • Push off wall in streamline position
  • Swim elementary backstroke
  • Swim front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly
  • Dive in head first
  • Flip turns
  • Starts and finishes for races
  • Swim using arm and leg action for two body lengths or more

Theater

Functional Skills

  • Speech
  • Expression
  • Articulation skills
  • Social skills
  • Coordination & motor skills
  • Posture
  • Social confidence
  • Speech articulation & expression
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Reading skills
  • Organization of expressive language
  • Following instructions
  • Self-regulation
  • Controlling impulses
  • Confidence
  • Respecting & appreciating others

Acting/Computer Skills

  • Writing a screenplay
  • Acting
  • Composing
  • Creating digital displays or web design
  • Improvising
  • Performing
  • Singing/playing an instrument

Voice

Functional Skills

  • Breath
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Following Instructions
  • Core strength
  • Vocalization and articulation
  • Self-Regulation
  • Controlling Impulses
  • Mindfulness
  • Sustained vocalizations
  • Timing

Voice Skills

  • Breath
  • Performance & presentation
  • Relaxation
  • Body awareness
  • Sounds placement/throat placement
  • Range/dynamic work
  • Pitch/tone work
  • Phrasing/emoting the context of a song
  • Stage/microphone/performance work
  • Song repertoire
  • Enjoyment of singing for the love of music & self expression

Yoga

Functional Skills

  • Balance
  • Crossing Midline
  • Bilateral Coordination
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Right & Left Identification
  • Following Instructions
  • Self-Regulation
  • Controlling Impulses
  • Focus & Mindfulness

Yoga Skills

  • Breath
  • Strength & endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Relaxation
  • Core strength
  • Posture
  • Body awareness
  • Basic, intermediate, and advanced poses