In her role as Positive Development’s Chief Clinical Advisor, Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L, provides clinical input and strategic professional advice as it relates to treatment planning and establishing the best course of care. Before joining Positive Development, Beth founded a large multidisciplinary pediatric clinic in the Chicago area, which specializes in the treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders.
Beth has been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist for more than 40 years. She speaks nationally and internationally on developmental relationship-based interventions for autism spectrum disorders, the biological foundations and treatment of regulatory disorders, interpersonal connectedness, and the integration of parents into the treatment process.
Beth co-authored a chapter in the ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood, is a co-author of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), and co-authored an ASHA certified training DVD, Assessment and Intervention of Communication in Children Birth-5: A Developmental Approach. Beth is currently completing her Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development at Fielding Graduate University. Her dissertation research is a validity and reliability study on a new clinical assessment of interpersonal connectedness.