Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Pediatric Occupational Therapist job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Pediatrics
  • Sensory Processing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Intervention
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Psychotherapy
  • Healthcare
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Child Development
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Interventions
  • Mental Health
  • Inpatient Care
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Resume Skills: Therapy Techniques

  • Motor skills development
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Functional skills development
  • Cognitive development
  • Handwriting skills
  • Custom-made splints
  • Sensory Integration
  • Neuro-development treatment
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • DIR Floortime
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Cognitive Skills Enhancement
  • Fine Motor Skills Development
  • Gross Motor Skills Development
  • Language Skills Enhancement
  • Floor Time
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Medical Play Therapy
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Child-Centered Care
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Hand Therapy
  • Movement System Impairment (MSI) Treatment
  • Myofascial Release Therapy

Resume Skills: Therapeutic Approaches

  • Motor skills development
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Functional skills development
  • Cognitive development
  • Handwriting skills
  • Custom-made splints
  • Sensory Integration
  • Neuro-development treatment
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • DIR Floortime
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Cognitive Skills Enhancement
  • Fine Motor Skills Development
  • Gross Motor Skills Development
  • Language Skills Enhancement
  • Floor Time
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Medical Play Therapy
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Child-Centered Care
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

Resume Skills: Tools & Software

  • Therapydia
  • Fusion Web Clinic
  • Cerner
  • Meditech
  • SP Therapeutic Solutions
  • Epic Systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • MS Office Suite
  • Child Life Software (ChildWorks, Epic)
  • PlayProgram
  • Diacom
  • Theraprax
  • Kolibri
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2)
  • Sensory Profile 2
  • Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM)
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)
  • PDMS-2
  • BOT-2
  • VMI
  • Sensory Profile
  • Beery VMI
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • The Carolina Curriculum
  • Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)
  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS)
  • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Resume Skills: Program and Plan Development

  • IEP/IFSP Development
  • Therapy Session Planning
  • Progress Report Creation
  • Caregiver Education

Resume Skills: Software

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software
  • TherAssist
  • DocuRehab

Resume Skills: Interdisciplinary Coordination

  • Occupational therapy
  • speech-language therapy
  • physical therapy
  • social work
  • behavior analysis
  • nutrition therapy

Resume Skills: Child Development Understanding

  • Child Development Theory
  • Child Psychology
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Child Life Assessment

Resume Skills: Administrative

  • Program Development
  • Staff training & Development
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Quality Assurance

Resume Skills: Assessments

  • Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS)
  • Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)
  • The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS)
  • Sensory Profile
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

Resume Skills: Technical

  • Microsoft Office
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Rehabilitation Equipment Usage
  • Gait Analysis and Training
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Sample Pediatric Occupational Therapist Resume: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia June 2017 - Present
Senior Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Pioneered a unique Sensory Integration approach leading to a 30% improvement in Pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Rendered Early Intervention services to 150+ children with developmental disabilities, enhancing their physical and cognitive functioning by 50%.
Mediated a multidisciplinary team in a clinical trial: increased adoption of Handwriting Without Tears Program, resulting in a 35% rise in fine motor skills among patients.
Championed occupational therapy protocols for patients with Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities, improving their self-support skills by 60%.
Led training for 40+ junior therapists on Traumatic Brain Injury interventions; 90% decided to implement the novel approach in their work.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia August 2018 - Present
Senior Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Spearheaded a new tactile sensory integration therapy, reducing anxiety levels by 27% in over 150 pediatric patients
Designed individualized home programs for 85% of patients, improving adherence and enhancing successful treatment outcomes by 34%
Transformed the pediatric therapy department by introducing neurodevelopmental treatment techniques, increasing clinic visit satisfaction rates by 40%
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital January 2015 - May 2017
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Implemented an enhanced Rehabilitation protocol, reducing patient recovery time by 20%.
Executed Occupational Therapy strategies for 45+ children with Feeding Disorders resulting in a 25% improvement in their eating habits.
Conducting home visits for patients' families and providing training on early intervention strategies, led to a 33% improvement in children’s home adaptation skills.
Resume Worded June 2016 - July 2018
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Implemented Sensory Integration Approach in therapy sessions, leading to a 20% improvement in patient behavior and cognitive function
Conducted 800+ comprehensive evaluations resulting in accurate diagnosis and targeted therapy, improving therapy effectiveness by 31%
Devised plans for new therapy rooms optimizing the use of therapeutic toys, thereby enhancing space utilization by 50%
Resume Worded June 2014 - December 2014
Occupational Therapist Intern
Coordinated with pediatric professionals to provide impeccable healthcare and therapeutic treatment plans for patients with Disabilities.
Assisted in the treatment of 10+ pediatric patients each week under supervision.
Acquired knowledge about psychotherapeutic procedures and child development tactics from senior therapists that enhanced my patient handling skills. January 2014 - May 2016
Junior Occupational Therapist
Conducted functional re-training for 70+ differently-abled children, consequently improving their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) skills by 37%
Administered a therapeutic exercise program which contributed to a 25% increase in gross motor skills in 80% patients
Participated in biweekly multidisciplinary team meetings, resulting in comprehensive and cohesive treatment plans for 68 patients
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master's in Occupational Therapy
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Minored in Child Psychology
Dean's List 2010 and 2011
Therapeutic Techniques: Sensory Integration, Neuro-development treatment, Handwriting without Tears, DIR Floortime, Therapeutic Listening
Assessment Tools: PDMS-2, BOT-2, VMI, Sensory Profile, Beery VMI
Software Proficiency: SP Therapeutic Solutions, Epic Systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Sign Language (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NBCOT Certified
Volunteering & Community Services: Pediatric Therapy Volunteer, Family Outreach Therapist for Special Needs Education
Continuing Education: Coursework in Advanced Pediatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Interventions
Awards: Occupational Therapist of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2019)
Your Name
Child Occupational Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Senior Child Occupational Therapist
Established specialized Occupational Therapy procedures involving socio-behavioral aspects especially with Autism Spectrum Disorders yielding a 50% improvement in patient's social skills.
Spearheaded a team of therapists and provided supervision in inpatient care for 80+ cases, resulting in a decrease in therapy time by 30%.
Introduced Child Development strategies to parents to help them assist their child better at home.
Recognised by management and promoted to team leader for remarkable contribution in handling children with mental health issues. August 2015 - March 2018
Child Occupational Therapist
Implemented feeding intervention techniques for children having feeding disabilities leading to an improvement in eating capabilities.
Conducted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions for the healthcare team, imparting essential life-saving skills to 75+ staff.
Collaborated with mental health professionals to provide a holistic approach to therapy for children with psychological disorders.
Seattle Children's Hospital January 2014 - July 2015
Occupational Therapist Trainee
Worked under the supervision of Senior Occupational Therapists on cases associated with traumatic brain injury in children.
Contributed to the development of therapy procedures adhering to the latest advancements in pediatric occupational therapy.
Participated in weekly meetings and seminars gaining rich insights into child developmental disorders.
Resume Worded University December 2013
Master of Science - Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Recipient: Academic Excellence in Child Occupational Therapy Award
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy
Minors in Psychology and Child Development
Dean's List 2010, 2011 (Top 5%)
Therapeutic Techniques: Behavioral Modification, Cognitive Skills Enhancement, Fine Motor Skills Development, Gross Motor Skills Development, Language Skills Enhancement
Assessment Tools: Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, Sensory Profile 2
Program and Plan Development: IEP/IFSP Development, Therapy Session Planning, Progress Report Creation, Caregiver Education
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software, TherAssist, DocuRehab
Certifications: Board Certified Occupational Therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
Professional Associations: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Member), World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT Member)
Additional Training: Sensory Integration Therapy, Visual Processing Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears Program
Volunteering Activities: Annual participant, 'Walk for Autism', Suicide prevention hotline counselor
Your Name
Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
St. Louis Children's Hospital May 2019 - Present
Senior Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapist
Conducted group therapy for children with social interaction issues, leading to a 40% improvement in peer relations
Launched an innovative neurodevelopmental treatment program, resulting in improved mobility scores for 88% of patients
Overhauled the rehabilitation department by introducing Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy which reduced treatment duration by an average of 22%
Resume Worded March 2017 - April 2019
Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapist
Established rehabilitation treatment plans for over 250 pediatric patients which led to a 40% improvement in adherence
Accelerated patient recovery by 33% by leveraging the Miller Function & Participation Scale for therapy monitoring
Developed home exercise programs for 200+ patients, improving treatment outcomes by 29% January 2015 - February 2017
Assistant Rehabilitation Therapist
Led motor skills training for 120+ pediatric patients, enhancing fine motor skills by 45%
Administered 150+ Peabody Developmental Motor Scales tests, ensuring precise treatment planning
Facilitated serial casting sessions, improving limb functionality by 38% for 50 patients
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master's of Science in Rehabilitation Therapy
Specialization in Pediatric Rehabilitation
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2013
Certified Pediatric Specialist (CPS)
Obtained certification while working part-time at
Therapeutic Approaches: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Sensory Integration Therapy, Play Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Functional Electrical Stimulation
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Rehabilitation Equipment Usage, Gait Analysis and Training
Assessment Tools: Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS), Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
Professional Affiliations: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN)
Volunteering: Volunteer Pediatric Therapist at Respite Care for Children foundation, where I provided rehabilitation care for children with special needs.
Your Name
Child Life Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital December 2019 - Present
Lead Child Life Specialist
Implemented therapeutic play techniques, decreasing anxiety in 93% of hospitalized children
Initiated a hospital-wide education program about importance of play, raising awareness by 70%
Orchestrated child life services, reducing average length of hospital stay by 2 days
Resume Worded April 2017 - November 2019
Child Life Specialist
Developed custom coping strategies for 100+ children, decreasing pre-procedure anxiety by 52%
Accelerated post-surgery recovery time by 1 day by offering bedside engagement activities
Coordinated 50 volunteer-led in-hospital activities, enhancing overall hospital experience for 76% of patients March 2015 - March 2017
Assistant Child Life Specialist
Conducted 700+ psychosocial assessments ensuring individualized patient care
Performed therapeutic clown activities which improved patient morale by 63%
Assisted with coordinating Child Life programs, helping increase program participation by 42%
Resume Worded University February 2017
Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development
Focused coursework on Child Psychology, Family Relationship and Child Development Theory
Resume Worded Institute January 2015
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
Coursework: Child Development, Therapeutic Interventions, Cultural Competence, Pediatric Illness & Conditions
Child Development Understanding: Child Development Theory, Child Psychology, Family Systems Theory, Child Life Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques: Medical Play Therapy, Therapeutic Interventions, Counseling Techniques, Child-Centered Care
Administrative Skills: Program Development, Staff training & Development, Policy & Procedure Development, Quality Assurance
Software Proficiency: MS Office Suite, Child Life Software (ChildWorks, Epic), PlayProgram, Diacom
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification, Advanced Child Life Specialist Certification
Professional Development: Workshops Attended: Play Therapy Techniques; Understanding Grief and Loss in Children; Trauma-Informed Care
Volunteering: Children’s Hospital Volunteer - Provided bedside care for pediatric patients
Memberships: Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Your Name
Pediatric Physical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Boston Children's Hospital May 2018 - Present
Senior Pediatric Physical Therapist
Implemented early intervention strategies in therapy, improving gross motor skills in 96% of toddlers
Championed use of therapeutic Aquatic Therapy, resulting in 28% faster recovery rates
Restructured pediatric physical therapy department leading to a 33% increase in patient capacity with a hiring increase of only 15%
Resume Worded March 2016 - April 2018
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Performed 1000+ range of motion (ROM) assessments, enhancing patient-specific therapy formulations
Applied the Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) approach, reducing muscle spasticity by 30% in 70% patients
Pioneered Virtual Reality as a therapeutic modality, improving patient engagement by 40% January 2014 - February 2016
Physical Therapist
Led biomechanical assessments for 120 patients, thereby improving treatment response by 35%
Implemented Kinesio Taping Technique which reduced pain in 80% of patients
Conducted weekly team meetings, improving inter-disciplinary communication by 50%
Resume Worded Institute May 2013
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Completed with an emphasis in Pediatrics
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Minor in Child Psychology
Awards: Dean's List 2009, Physical Therapy Club Vice President
Therapy Techniques: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Sensory Integration Therapy, Hand Therapy, Movement System Impairment (MSI) Treatment, Myofascial Release Therapy
Tools & Software: Cerner, Epic Systems, Meditech, Theraprax, TRACK-TBI, Kolibri, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Assessments: Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS), Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS), Sensory Profile, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)
Certifications: Certified Pediatric Physical Therapist (2015), Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Volunteering: Physical Therapist Volunteer, Special Olympics (2014 - Present)
Awards: Excellence in Patient Care Award, Boston Children's Hospital (2019)
Continuing Education: Advanced course in Pediatric Manual Therapy, Resume Worded Academic Center
Your Name
Early Intervention Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cincinnati Children's Hospital June 2019 - Present
Lead Early Intervention Specialist
Supervised the execution of 30+ Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), fostering a 35% improvement in early childhood development
Helped mitigate developmental delays in 90% of patients through effective delivery of family-focused intervention services
Engineered a new documentation method for intervention data, reducing reporting time by 25%
Resume Worded August 2017 - May 2019
Early Intervention Specialist
Conducted 200+ family coaching sessions, inducing a 45% increase in therapeutic home practices
Effectuated transition services for 100+ toddlers turning three, resulting in a smooth changeover to preschool services in 98% cases
Led training initiatives focused on TEACCH autism program implementation, enhancing staff expertise levels by an average of 28% June 2015 - July 2017
Assistant Early Intervention Specialist
Collaborated with 90+ families and developed customized IFSPs, triggering a 20% increase in early intervention outcomes
Facilitated sensory integration and motor skills development in 85% of infants
Served in a multidisciplinary team, contributing to 100% adherence to the IFSP
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2017
Master of Education (Early Childhood Special Education)
Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Resume Worded University April 2015
Bachelor of Science in Child Development
Minors in Psychology and Education
Awards: Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%), Early Childhood Education Scholar Award
Assessment Tools: Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Battelle Developmental Inventory, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, The Carolina Curriculum
Therapeutic Techniques: Floor Time, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), DIR/Floortime, Social-Emotional Development, Sensory Integration Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Interdisciplinary Coordination: Occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, social work, behavior analysis, nutrition therapy
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Early Intervention Specialist - Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2019)
Projects: Designed an effective early intervention program targeting language development in Colerain Heights Elementary School
Awards & Honors: Recognized as Early Intervention Specialist of the Year 2021 - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Volunteering: Facilitator, Growing Minds: A Community-Run Special Education Awareness Initiative (2017- Present)

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Go through the Pediatric Occupational Therapist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration and Developmental Disabilities are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Early Intervention and Occupational Therapy.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Sensory Processing, Rehabilitation and Pediatrics - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Feeding Disorders, Healthcare and Handwriting Without Tears - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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Word Cloud for Pediatric Occupational Therapist Skills & Keywords

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Top Pediatric Occupational Therapist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What are the top skills you should add to your Pediatric Occupational Therapist resume?

Some popular Pediatric Occupational Therapist hard skills are Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Pediatrics, Sensory Processing, Rehabilitation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Intervention and Developmental Disabilities.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Healthcare, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Mental Health, Feeding Disorders and Handwriting Without Tears can also be good to include on your resume.

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