Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L
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 with the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders’ DIR model certificate program. 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, handwriting, and the DIR model.