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Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L

Beth Osten M.S., OTR/L is the Founder, Clinical Advisor, and DIR/Floortime Director of Beth Osten and Associates, a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic in the north suburban Chicago area which specializes in sensory processing and motor disorders in infants and young children including children on the autism spectrum. Beth has over 40 years of pediatric experience as an occupational therapist and is a leading DIR/Floortime practitioner who trains professionals in the DIR model nationally and internationally. Beth teaches courses related to early intervention, autism, infant motor development, and sensory integration.

Beth contributed to the ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood and was a co author of the Test of Infant Motor Development (TIMP).  Beth co- published with Sherri Cawn an ASHA certified training DVD, Assessment and Intervention of Communication in Children Birth-5: A Developmental Approach.  Beth is completing her dissertation for a PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development through Fielding Graduate University.

All professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 13 contact hours.

2019 DIR-Floortime Conference

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP

Learn more about the DIR/Floortime® Model at

Pediatric Possibilities is proud to announce we are hosting

a DIR-Floortime® conference this summer in Raleigh! 

Registration opens early March 8th. A limited

number of seats are available, so don't miss out! 

Occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants,  speech and language pathologists, teachers, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, and  developmental specialists.

Sherri Cawn, M.A.,CCC-SLP, clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies (with locations in Chicago and Northbrook, IL), has over 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime® model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model.

Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011 and the self study DVD on the Assessment/Intervention of Developmental Language (2013). In addition, she is a co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Her most recent publication is a free webinar based training program for parents and clinicians to learn and practice relationship based interventions: Profectum Parent ToolKit (
Sherri is a senior faculty member of the ICDL DIR FT; the Profectum (DIR/FT) Academy Online Training Program and adjunct faculty at the Erikson Institute. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

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