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"Occupational Therapist Assistant"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Abilities Needed for: "Occupational Therapist Assistant"

1) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


2) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


3) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


4) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


5) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


6) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


7) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


8) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


9) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


10) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


11) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


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12) Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).


13) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.


14) Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.


15) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


16) Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.


17) Stamina -- The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.


Job Description for "Occupational Therapist Assistant" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Occupational Therapist Assistant"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-A        SOC:  31-2011.00


 

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