Speech Therapy Tucson
Speech With Heart LLC is owned and operated by bilingual, pediatric speech-language pathologist, Tamra Mullen M.S. CCC-SLP. Tamra specializes in early childhood language, specifically the birth through preschool population, in English and Spanish. In home visits available in Tucson and Vail, AZ.
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Reasons to consider speech therapy
…My child has behaviors (hitting, biting, yelling, crying) because he is frustrated that he can’t say what he wants to say.
…I can’t understand what my child is trying to tell me, and other adults have an even harder time.
…I have no idea what my child did today at school because he struggles to tell me about his day.
…My child struggles with reading and writing, even though he can have a conversation with me.
…My child struggles to relate to other children and make friends at school.
…I prepare two different meals for family dinner to make sure my child will eat something.
…We seldom eat at a restaurant because it’s so hard to find foods that will appeal to my child.
…Mealtimes are stressful. My child doesn’t trust me with food.
Hi! I’m Tamra Mullen M.S. CCC-SLP.
I provide bilingual (English/Spanish) speech therapy in Tucson. I have extensive experience in working with infants through school aged children, with a specialty in bilingual language acquisition, evaluation and treatment. I provide individual speech therapy with a heavy emphasis on parent/caregiver education and training to promote continued language growth within the home.
I became a speech language pathologist because my passion is helping children and parents communicate together. Raising kids is hard enough, (I know, I have three!) and it’s stressful when a child simply cannot clearly state their wants and needs…to you, or to a teacher or daycare provider. Communication doesn’t need to be your struggle.
That’s where I come in. I am here to support you and guide you on this journey to helping your child overcome breakdowns in communication. I want you and your child to bond and enjoy each other through your shared communication. Let’s work together to help communication get better.
I look forward to guiding your family on this journey to improving your child’s communication,
Emily Shakro CCC-SLP specializes in speech therapy for stuttering (dysfluency) and for disorders related to phonological awareness, reading and writing, including dyslexia. In addition to being a speech therapist, she has taught early literacy in both her in-home preschool and homeschool co-op. Emily has been a speech language pathologist and/or teacher for thirteen years, and serves clients throughout the Tucson area.
Liliana McMillen, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist residing in the Vail, AZ area. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and her Master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado. She has a passion for working with children with speech sound disorders (articulation and phonology) and stuttering (dysfluencies). She has worked as a speech-language pathologist for the past 16 years in a variety of settings, including schools and home-based therapy. She enjoys doing amigurumi, cooking, baking and spending time outdoors with her husband and three kids.
Hello! My name is Michaela Copeland, the administrative assistant for Speech with Heart. I assist Speech with Heart families on their speech journey by taking care of appointment details! I’m here to clear up your questions and support you with scheduling needs and changes. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies with an emphasis in Educational American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting. Most importantly, I am a wife and mother who has always been passionate about helping people.
Our Approach & Values
We believe the parent-child-therapist relationship and engagement is crucial to successful treatment outcomes. The parent is always a key player in the treatment journey. As parents are the first teachers of their children and the EXPERTS on their kids, we hold in utmost importance the parents’ or caregivers’ wishes, beliefs, ideas, and goals for the child. Together, we will form a collaborative treatment approach that meets the needs of your child and your family’s lifestyle.
I have worked as an SLP in Tucson for 8 years in a variety of settings (hospitals, clinical, geriatric, pediatric) as a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. I have the knowledge to assess and treat patients in both Spanish and English to determine if there is truly a language disorder or language difference. I am certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and hold a license to practice in the state of Arizona. I hold a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Arizona, a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish & Linguistics from the University of Arizona.
When I’m not wearing my SLP hat, I’m homeschooling my oldest child and enjoying life in Tucson with my husband and 2 other small children. I love hiking, traveling, baking, and reading books with my kids. When I’m not out for a morning run, rest assured I’m still wearing my running shoes all day long so I can more easily chase after my kids!
I love to experience the joyous event of a parent celebrating their child saying a new word or making a new request or comment! I look forward to learning about your family and how I can assist you in your child’s language development journey.