Beth Osten & Associates
Pediatric & Adult Therapy Services

Developmental Therapy


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.


What is Early Intervention?

The State of Illinois Early Intervention (EI) is a government-based program that provides resources and support to families who have children from birth to age three with diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays, and/or children who are considered at-risk.


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 & Camps

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.

Penguins Therapeutic Play Groups

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.


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

Occupational Therapy

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


Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help children develop gross motor skills and promote active participation in the home, school, and community environments.


Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language pathology address a wide range of communicative needs in order to promote effective and functional interactions.


Mental Health

Mental health providers support the emotional well-being of children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a caring and sensitive manner.



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.