Chicago Speech Therapists Connect is a group of Chicago-area speech language pathologists. The group was founded by Karen George, a speech pathologist in Chicago. The group, which initially had only a handful of members has exploded to over 407 speech therapists over time. The group contains members from various specialties and has members in the greater Chicago area.
Karen is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist and founder of Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC a well-respected and thriving private speech therapy practice in Chicago. To read about Chicago Speech Therapy and explore free online resources, go to Chicago Speech Therapy.
Karen, and her team at Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC, provide in-home speech and feeding therapy to children in the Chicago area. Karen is passionate about working with families and helping children reach their innate potential.
In addition to Chicago Speech Therapy, Karen also started Chicago Speech Therapists Connect, a networking group for Chicago speech therapists which has grown to over 407 members. Karen also launched www.IMAGAS.org (Insight, Mentoring And Guidance for Aspiring Speech-Language Pathologists) to assist and mentor future speech-language pathologists.
Through IMAGAS, Karen awards an annual scholarship to a speech graduate student who exhibits extraordinary excellence, hard work and character.
Karen received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed within the State of Illinois. Karen often gives talks to prominent pediatrician practices and teachers at top Chicago area preschools. Karen has authored several guides on speech and feeding therapy.
In her spare time Karen enjoys running, biking and swimming along Chicago’s lakefront and has competed in over 25 triathlons.