Beth Osten & Associates
Pediatric & Adult Therapy Services

Handwriting Intensive

Helping to develop the underlying foundations needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily living skills.


Our handwriting intensive groups focus on the underlying components of fine motor development within a supportive and encouraging environment.

These components include: upper body strengthening, in-hand manipulation, visual-motor coordination and bilateral coordination. We offer both weekly fine motor groups as well as four-day fine motor intensives scheduled at both winter and summer breaks.

Fine motor intensives are organized into small, similar aged peer groups under the administration of an occupational therapist. Children focus on letter formation, grasp development, motor coordination, and visual motor skills.


What is Handwriting Without Tears?

Handwriting Without Tears instruction is used to review letter groups throughout the intensive. Groups are theme-based and engaging with developmentally oriented activities targeting fine motor skill development. The group focuses on jumpstarting and refining a child’s fine motor skills and instilling confidence around fine motor demands.


Interested in learning more about Handwriting Intensives?

For more information, contact the occupational therapy intake line 847.663.1020 ext. 153.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children and adults develop the skills needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily activities.

Fine Motor Intensives

This focuses on promoting improvement of hand strength & coordination, visual-motor connection, and other skills needed to meet the fine motor demands of various age groups.


Other therapeutic intensive treatments offered at Beth Osten & Associates.

DIR/Floortime® - This intensive can benefit children & families with challenges in various areas, including: relational, communication, sensory processing, and social emotional areas of development.

AIT - Using the AIT technology, we can promote developing self-regulation, speech/language skills, spatial orientation, and decreasing hypersensitivity to sound.

Bike Riding - An intensive that supports achieving this milestone by working step by step until we can “lose the training wheels.”

Interactive Metronome® - We combine therapist expertise with IM technology to support the improvement of Neurotiming within key parts of the brain involved in motor and sensory skills, cognition, and communication.

Sensory Integration & Sensory Processing - Our goal is facilitate improvement in processing and integrating sensory information to promote better access to social interaction and daily functional tasks across environments.


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.