About Karen – Chicago Speech Language Pathologist
Karen is a licensed pediatric speech language pathologist who has been practicing since 2005.
Karen has provided therapy in a variety of clinical settings, including in-home speech services, addressing the needs of preschool age children through adults.
She is a dedicated and caring professional who enjoys working with young children and their families to provide personalized therapy to help your child achieve their communication goals.
Karen has extensive experience in the diagnosis and intervention of children with a variety of communication disorders including: receptive and expressive language, motor speech such as apraxia, oral motor, articulation, and pervasive developmental disorders.
Karen received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Speech Language Pathology from Marquette University.
She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and is licensed within the State of Illinois.
The practice she founded,Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC, provides in-home pediatric speech therapy in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Karen and her team of Chicago speech therapists have a reputation for ultra-effective speech therapy and work with a variety of speech disorders.
Karen is the author of several books such as A Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Milestones, A Parent’s Guide to Articulation, A Parent’s Guide to Speech Delay, A Parent’s Guide to Stuttering Therapy, A Parent’s Guide to Speech Sounds Development and A Parent’s Guide to Pediatric Feeding Therapy.
She is often asked to speak and has addressed audiences at top Children’s Hospitals, Northwestern University and Marquette University. Karen is highly referred by many Chicago-area Pediatricians and elite schools.
Inaddition to Chicago Speech Therapy, Karen also started Chicago Speech Therapists Connect, a networking group for Chicago speech therapists which has grown to over 452 members.
Karen also launched IMAGAS.org (Insight, Mentoring And Guidance for Aspiring Speech-Language Pathologists) which assists and mentors over 1,451 future speech-language pathologists. Through IMAGAS, Karen awards an annual scholarship to a speech graduate student who exhibits extraordinary excellence, hard work and character.
In her spare time Karen enjoys running, biking and swimming along Chicago’s lakefront and has competed in over 25 triathlons.