Beth Osten & Associates
Pediatric & Adult Therapy Services

Excelling in Pediatric & Adult Therapy Services for Over 27 Years

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Beth Osten & Associates is a family-centered, multidisciplinary, therapeutic clinic in north-suburban Chicago. Our clinic specializes in the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, regulation difficulties, sensory processing dysfunction, speech-language disorders, feeding challenges, social-emotional disorders, and gross motor difficulties.

We strive to provide the best occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy, developmental therapy, and mental health services to infants, children, teens, & adults with a range of sensory processing, communication, and motor disorders.

At our clinic, therapy is implemented in a caring and playful manner, focusing on function in order to promote success in all environments. Using the DIRFloortime® model, along with other modalities, Beth Osten & Associates therapists specialize in infant motor development, care to high-risk infants, sensory and motor integration, communication disorders, and the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Meet Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L

Beth opened Beth Osten & Associates in 1992, and has more than 40 years of pediatric experience as an occupational therapist. Beth speaks nationally and internationally on the DIR/Floortime model for treatment of autism spectrum disorders and has over 15 years of experience training professionals in the DIR/Floortime® model through ICDL and Profectum.

Beth teaches child development and pediatric occupational therapy practices related to early intervention, autism, infant motor development, and sensory integration. Additionally, she is a co-author of the Test of Infant Motor Development (TIMP), a diagnostic motor evaluation for premature and young infants, and is a co-author of a continuing education DVD released through ASHA.

She is currently completing her PhD in Infancy and Early Childhood Development at Fielding University.

There isn’t a better clinic for pediatric therapy in chicagoland. The staff here are amazing and hand picked by one of the best OTs in the country. Beth has a keen eye for amazing people with dedication. I spend hours here weekly and I will literally go nowhere else.
— A W., Parent


Pediatric and Adult Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help children and adults develop the underlying foundational skills needed for play, socialization, learning, as well as participation in daily living activities. We combine our expertise in sensory processing, motor development, and DIRFloortime® together with meaningful and motivating activities to help our clients grow and develop new skills!



Pediatric and Adult Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help children and adults participate across their environments by supporting the development of their gross motor skills while using specialized training in motor development combined with the DIRFloortime® model. We provide supportive and collaborative services to promote motor development across many different areas of need which allows our clients to reach their maximum potential!



Pediatric and Adult Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language therapy services address a wide range of children and adults’ communicative needs. Our goal is to promote affective and functional interactions across environments and communication partners. Services are provided in both individual and peer group settings. Each client receives family-centered treatment according to their individual needs, using a combination of treatment approaches to promote successful interactions and communication!



Pediatric Developmental Therapy

Developmental therapy services focus on facilitating robust acquisition of the social-emotional and developmental milestones through an approach that is based in play and the DIRFloortime® model. We individualize treatment sessions around the needs of each child and use our expertise in child development to promote learning and skill acquisition through play!



Mental Health Services for the Whole Family

Our staff of mental health providers includes licensed psychologists, social workers, and counselors. Our therapists support the emotional well-being of children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a caring and sensitive manner. Our therapy approach can include play-based interaction as well as talk therapy to serve as a vehicle for addressing the social-emotional needs of the individual client and their family.


Multidisciplinary Evaluations

The therapists of our multidisciplinary team work collaboratively to maximize your child’s efforts during the evaluation process to ensure an integrated and holistic view of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Penguins Therapeutic Play Groups

BOA offers social groups for children of all ages, but particularly for preschool & kindergarten aged children through its Penguin Play Groups, a socially-based therapeutic preschool program.

DIR® and DIRFloortime®

The DIRFloortime® model provides a comprehensive treatment framework that helps children master the foundational building blocks of relating, communicating, and thinking.


Want to know more?

We’re here to answer your questions about our many therapy services for your child and your whole family. Not sure what you need? We can help.