This past Monday, dozens of young, in-shape, energetic moms gathered (with their children close by) to hear a talk given by Karen George, a prominent pediatric speech therapist and owner of Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC. Sounds very cool – what kind of gathering could this be?
It is Stroller Strides Chicago. Stroller Strides is a proven, yet original way of getting active and fitness-minded moms together in Chicago. It is part play group, part social group, and part exercise group.
Stroller Strides is one of the fastest growing franchises in the country (Entrepreneur 2007 – 2010). With over 1,200 locations in 44 states (plus locations in Japan and Korea), we are giving women the “Strength for Motherhood”. Stroller Strides was voted as one of the Top 25 Companies in the country to work for according to Working Mother magazine. “We have created a low-cost, turn key business that allows you to work from home and yet make contributions to your community and your family. This business is a great fit for anyone who has a passion for fitness and motherhood!” says Stroller Strides.
This week the featured speaker was Chicago-based speech-language pathologist Karen George. In her talk, Karen shares principles of child speech development, ways for parents to stimulate speech in their children, and common feeding issues children experience. The session concluded with Karen hosting a question and answer session from topics to speech therapy in Chicago to feeding therapy options and effectiveness. Karen also provided all the attendees with a gift and unique speech therapy resources.