The functional strength training utilized in the study mimicked tasks the children encounter in daily activities. The repetitive practice of weight-bearing exercises increased isometric strength while focusing on essential motor skills. The children were able to walk at a higher velocity with larger steps and a quicker cadence, walk a farther distance, and rise out of a lower chair unaided. All are skills necessary for independence and activities of daily living. During the study, emphasis was placed on the group setting for training. The children found the setting fun and were motivated to participate, often having to be prompted to leave. Parents also played an active role as assistants to the therapists. The results emphasize the importance of the specificity of training to improve performance on functional motor skills and utilizing a training method that is enjoyable to encourage participation and adherence.