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 also 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, Autism, early intervention, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. 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 one-year-old daughter, Charlotte (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