Testimonials

Karen and her team are truly inspirational therapists
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Stephanie is an amazing Occupational Therapist! It is amazing to see the positive impact she has made on CST Academy! Karen and her team are truly inspirational therapists who have a love for working with children and their families!

You can’t go wrong with choosing them!
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Karen and her team are simply the best in Chicago. You can’t go wrong with choosing them!

Karen George is the professional you want to trust with your child
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If you need quality occupational therapy for your child and want to work with caring professionals – call them! I know them well and they are great to work with. Karen George is the professional you want to trust with your child. Call them and discover for yourself – look no further!

Truly amazing, patient-centered care
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My daughter Rose has Down Syndrome and laryngealomalacia such that all fine motor movements were a challenge but swallowing especially so. Stephanie began working with Rose when she was about 11 mos and quickly became a bright spot in her therapy routine. She was so genuinely engaging that Rose would stick with even the hard tasks with her encouragement. Rose literally lit up when she was in session with Stephanie! She accomplished goals at a steady pace – a complete turn around from our prior experience. We can’t thank Stephanie enough for convincing Rose -and her family- that OT can be an enjoyable AND rewarding part of her day. Truly amazing, patient-centered care.

We are so very grateful for her work
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Stephanie was my grandson’s OT during the first year of his therapy in Buffalo, NY. He suffered from very low muscle tone at birth and the situation seemed dire. We are so grateful for the extremely important impact Stephanie had on Grant’s development.

Stephanie was not only a ray of sunshine but also a person of excellence and dedication in her profession. She possessed the expertise to recognize what his next goals should be and dealt with him with such a sweet and gentle manner! We learned so much by observing her; she encouraged us and gave us hope by clearly explaining her goals and by providing specific ideas and activities that we could do with him to support these goals and keep him focused and making progress during the week. She was always very hands on, prepared, energetic, and positive! We are so very grateful for her work and we give her all the credit that Grant is now walking, running, and learning to navigate the stairs. We miss her dearly!

They always take the extra time to educate the families
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Karen and her team continue to amaze me with the personalized care and compassion that they bring to each of their sessions. They always take the extra time to educate the families and the kids about the goals and progress being made during each session. The level of specialty that each of the therapists at Chicago Speech Therapy possesses is incomparable to any other practice in the area. They get to know the kiddos on a personal level and implement their likes and interests into each session in order to keep them engaged and motivated. The progress that the therapists at CST are making with each child will change their lives forever.

I would definitely trust them to work with my own children
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I had the opportunity to work with them for 8 months before I moved to DC. The experience taught me that there are some people in the world who are ideally suited to work with children, and to provide them tools they need to learn and grow. Karen and the staff are gentle and wise spirits with abundant patience and meticulousness for quality care. They are also very knowledgeable about different learning styles and speeds. Karen and her team definitely fit those characteristics and go above and beyond what is expected of a quality pediatric therapy clinic. Every interaction with Karen and her team confirmed that they are genuine people who truly value the nature of the work that they do. There is a great sense of purpose and priorities that is rare in most organizations. These are also people of high integrity – they keep their promises and deliver a high-quality service. After seeing their genuineness and attention to detail, I would definitely trust them to work with my own children.

They responded rapidly to my concerns
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If you are a parent who is concerned with a child, all you need to do is start calling around to see what is out there. I called four places in seeking help for my son. Half of them didn’t even call me back (after multiple calls) and one was rude on the phone. If they don’t care enough to call me back, what kind of job are they going to do with my child? When I called Karen’s practice, they actually answered the phone! I spoke to a kind and responsive staff person. Not only did they listen to all my concerns as I went on and on, the asked questions that revealed that they care. They then followed up with me the same day! I didn’t think this was possible. Now I am a big fan. I trust Karen and will forever refer her to parents.

Karen is Amazing!
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Karen is amazing and has a great reputation – especially with Chicago’s top pediatricians. Now I know why they all send parents to her. She has built an extraordinary team of therapists who are attracted to work with her. I don’t know what she does, but she has the best people all throughout her practice.

A Ray of Sunshine
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Stephanie was my grandson’s OT during the first year of his therapy. He suffered from very low muscle tone at birth and the situation seemed dire. We are so grateful for the extremely important impact Stephanie had on his development.Stephanie was not only a ray of sunshine but also a person of excellence and dedication in her profession. She possessed the expertise to recognize what his next goals should be and dealt with him with such a sweet and gentle manner! We learned so much by observing her; she encouraged us and gave us hope by clearly explaining her goals and by providing specific ideas and activities that we could do with him to support these goals and keep him focused and making progress during the week. She was always very hands on, prepared, energetic, and positive! We are so very grateful for her work and we give her all the credit that Grant is now walking, running, and learning to navigate the stairs. We miss her dearly!

Look No Further
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If you need quality occupational therapy for your child and want to work with caring professionals – call them! I know them well and they are great to work with. Karen George is the professional you want to trust with your child. Call them and discover for yourself – look no further!