Meet Abbie!

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My name is Abbie Lande and I am a speech-language pathologist and the proud owner of UpWord Speech Therapy LLC. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, receiving my Bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington and Master's degree from Miami University of Ohio. I have been working as a speech therapist with the pediatric population since 2015.

Following graduate school, I worked within a developmental pediatric therapy clinic and therapeutic preschool, LEEP Forward, using the DIR Floortime model while working with children and their families in Chicago, IL. I then obtained experience working as a speech therapist within an elementary school in the Carmel school district.

I worked as an outpatient pediatric speech therapist at Riley Hospital for Children for three years where I was able to work with children possessing a variety of medical diagnoses. My professional areas of interest include, but not limited to, early intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Autism. I have always had a passion for working with children and families to help them reach their fullest potential in order to communicate effectively.

I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Indiana state license to practice Speech-Language Pathology. My husband and I currently live in Carmel, IN with our two-year-old daughter, Charley, and our Westie Reggie. We enjoy spending time with both of our large families!

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Therapeutic Techniques and Skills:

  • PROMPT (Prompts for Reconstructing Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Level One Trained

  • Working knowledge and basic trainings in DIR/Floortime therapy

  • Trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language

  • Experience in developmental preschool, elementary school, and outpatient pediatric hospital

Populations Served (but not limited to) Children with:

  • Apraxia

  • Articulation disorder

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Auditory Rehabilitation

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Cochlear Implants

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down Syndrome

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Language Processing Disorders

  • Learning Disability

  • Phonological Processing Disorder

  • Social Communication Disorder

  • Stuttering

Meet Sammi!

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Sammi Kindler, M.A., CCC-SLP is an Indianapolis-based speech-language pathologist. She graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a minor in Child Studies. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014, also from Miami University. Her graduate research focused on voice disorders. Sammi has worked as a school-based speech therapist in the Indianapolis area since 2014 and has also worked part time at several private practices. 

She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is a licensed speech therapist in the state of Indiana, and is a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA). Specialized training includes attending The Stuttering Foundation Eastern Conference on cognitive approaches to stuttering and DTTC training for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

 

In her spare time, Sammi enjoys teaching and performing dance, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with her husband, Dan, and their German Shepard, Griffin.

Therapeutic Techniques and Skills:

  • Trained in DTTC for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Attended training on cognitive approaches to stuttering hosted by The Stuttering Foundation

  • Experience working with individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) 

  • Experience teaching pre-literacy and literacy skills 

  • Experience providing teletherapy services

Populations Served (but not limited to) Children with:

  • Articulation disorder

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech 

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Phonological Disorder 

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders

  • Social Communication Disorder

  • Stuttering