Abbie Hansell MS, CCC-SLP


English, some French
UC Santa Barbara
B.A. Linguistics with a Sociocultural Emphasis
Northwestern University
M.S. Speech, Language, and Learning
  • Cooking,Irish Dance,Dogs
  • Orton-Gillingham,Child Language Development,Articulation
  • Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Phonological Disorders, Orton-Gillingham Trained

I’m a speech language pathologist originally from California. I work full time at an elementary school on the north shore, serving the early childhood program and the social/emotional needs K-5 program. With TherapyWorks, I work after school in the north shore and north side of Chicago.

I can't say enough positive things about Abigail. She's been working with my son for about a year now and according to his teachers, [he]  is now "thriving academically". [His] standardized test scores went up about 30 percentile and he's gone from a 5th grade reading level to an 8th grade reading level (he's in 7th grade). She is responsible and dependable. I can't recommend her highly enough. -TherapyWorks Parent
We were all SO VERY happy with Abigail! She was kind and thoughtful when it came to helping our girls with speech. Our middle is very shy and timid and she was able to make her comfortable before they started working together which caused her to flourish. She is an amazing teacher and speech specialist. We absolutely adored working with Abbie. We miss her so much. We moved so we could no longer continue with Abbie. Anyone would be very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Abbie. -TherapyWorks Parent
Abbie with TherapyWorks worked with my son for over a year. Honestly, she worked wonders and we saw a huge impact to our 8th grader's standardized test scores. She is a gifted therapist, but she also cares about her clients. Once my son finished his program, I was sad to say good-bye to Abbie, I feel like she's part of our family. TherapyWorks administration was also very helpful with insurance issues caused by my employer's swap in plans. -TherapyWorks Parent

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.

Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.


Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!