Occupational Therapists


Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.
Also called: Occupational Therapist (OT), Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Registered Occupational Therapist, Staff Therapist

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Computer based training software
  • Language arts educational software
  • Text to speech software
    Medical software
  • Casamba Smart
  • Lexrotech LxPediatric
    Word processing software
  • Crick Software Clicker 4
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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