Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L
Faculty Member and Lecturer
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the Profectum Foundation
Beth Osten 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. Her 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.
Osten 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, Osten is a faculty member and lecturer with both the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) and the Profectum Foundation. She 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.