Beth Osten & Associates is a team of experienced pediatric therapists providing occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, educational services, and parent and child mental health services. Many of our therapists have additional training in various pediatric specialty areas. In addition to Beth, many of our therapists have been published in professional literature, provide continuing education and professional development to local agencies and within their professional associations, and are well know within their professions.
Beth Osten & Associates offers a unique supervisory program that benefits not only the clinicians, but also the children and families with whom they work. Through a hierarchy of experience and expertise, each clinician receives individual supervision and multi-disciplinary supervision on a weekly basis. This protocol facilitates sophisticated levels of clinical reasoning for the therapists that ultimately increases the quality of treatment each child receives.
Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L, has more than three decades of pediatric experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beth’s graduate studies focused on sensory integration theory and practice, as well as on infant motor development. She brought this expertise to her practice in clinical, research and academic settings, including Beth Osten & Associates, Michael Reese Hospital, the Illinois Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Beth specializes in sensory processing and motor disorders in infants and young children, including children on the autism spectrum. She helped to develop the Test of Infant Motor Development (TIMP), a diagnostic motor evaluation for premature and young infants. Currently, Beth is a faculty member and lecturer with both the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the Profectum Foundation. Beth lectures on other treatment models and pediatric conditions. She has presented both nationally and internationally on topics including: infant motor development, care to the high-risk infant, sensory integration, treatment of autism spectrum disorder, and the DIR® Model.