SOCIAL

Social interactions and relationship building, as well as social language skills and self-esteem

MOTOR

Visual, oral, and motor skills a child needs to communicate effectively, participate in play and daily living activities, and succeed academically

LANGUAGE

Ability to communicate effectively and understand others

ADAPTIVE

Ability to engage in daily living activities independently, from dressing and toileting to setting the table and shopping for groceries

PLAY

Various forms of play, including interactive, independent, pretend, and computer play

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

Goal-oriented behavior and self-management, such as memory, attention, planning, self-awareness, flexibility, and problem solving

COGNITION

Perspective-taking skills or “Theory of Mind” (i.e., the ability to understand the mental states of oneself and others)

ACADEMIC

Language Arts and Math skills, so a child can independently participate in assignments at school