Occupational Therapy Assistant Skills List

Occupational Therapy Assistant Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Here's a list of occupational therapy assistant skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Skills

A - C

  • Accepting Constructive Criticism
  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability 
  • Adhering to Infection Control Procedures
  • Advocating fir Clients
  • Analytical
  • Applying Resistance During Exercise
  • Assessing Patient's Response to Treatment
  • Attention to Detail
  • Carefully following Directions from Therapists
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Collaborating with Other Healthcare Professionals
  • Compassion
  • CPR
  • Creativity to Generate Tasks to Enable Patients to Progress
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service


  • Empathy
  • Encouraging Patients
  • Establishing a Quick Rapport with Clients and Families
  • Explaining Procedures to Clients
  • Fabricating Splints
  • Facility with Medical Software
  • Gathering Information about the Client
  • Helping Clients to Cope with Loss of Capacities
  • Instructing Patients Regarding Home Care
  • Interacting Effectively with a Diverse Clientele
  • Maintaining Confidentiality
  • Maintaining Equipment
  • Manipulating Soft Tissue
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mathematical Reasoning


  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Memory for Medical Terminology
  • Mobilizing Joints
  • Multitasking
  • Myofascial Release
  • Observational
  • Ongoing Learning
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Organizational 
  • Patience
  • Positive Attitude
  • Prioritizing Workload
  • Problem Solving

R - Z

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Recognizing One's Limitations
  • Recording Case Notes Accurately
  • Reliability
  • Remaining Calm with Distressed Patients
  • Strength to Lift and Transfer Patients
  •  Stress Management
  • Strictly Following Safety Guidelines
  • Supervising Interns
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management 
  • Tolerating Repetitive Hand Motions
  • Tolerating the Pain and Discomfort of Others
  • Training Junior Staff
  • Utilizing Hand and Mechanical Tools


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