Developmental therapists are credentialed through the Early Intervention program (EI). These child development specialists primarily treat children from birth to three years old and provide comprehensive support during early childhood.
At Beth Osten & Associates, our child development specialists have degrees in early childhood or special education.
The developmental therapist’s role is to know the complex and varied progressions of child development and to design, implement, and modify therapeutic intervention for the child and family. The developmental therapist understands the developmental importance of specific skills and the influence of other areas of development.
Developmental therapy can also be beneficial for older children with a variety of developmental needs.
Using a play-based approach, our treatment sessions are personalized to meet each child’s therapeutic needs and focus on making progress towards social-emotional and/or developmental milestones.
Interested in scheduling an evaluation or speak with one of our developmental therapists?
Please call 847.663.1020 to make an appointment.
Other clinical service, methods, and programs we often use in conjunction with developmental therapy treatment.
Peer groups are formed depending on the needs of individual clients. Groups are tailored to the needs of the children in the group and formed to target specific developmental & social goals.
These therapeutic play groups provide extra support in peer and group situations, providing a multi-disciplinary approach in order to increase success within a typical preschool.
Occupational therapy helps children and adults develop the skills needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily activities.
Physical therapy can help children develop gross motor skills and promote active participation in the home, school, and community environments.
Speech-language pathology address a wide range of communicative needs in order to promote effective and functional interactions.