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Speech With Heart LLC - Bilingual Pediatric Speech Therapy Tucson

Speech Therapy
Tucson & Vail

Speech with Heart LLC is an in home pediatric provider of Language and Speech therapy. We also provide early intervention for toddlers. In home visits available in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, and Vail, AZ.

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Reasons to consider speech therapy

…My toddler will grunt and point to things that he wants, but he won’t try to tell me with words or sounds.

…It takes a lot of effort on my part to encourage and hear my child say words or sounds.

…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.

…It seems that my child is missing the smaller pieces that make a full sentence.

…I have no idea what my child did today at school because he struggles to tell me about his day.

…Reading and writing are very effortful for my child.

…My child is very shy around other children and struggles to make friends at school. 

…He has a hard time speaking up to his teacher about asking for permission to go use the restroom (or other basic needs).

…My child is self conscious about his stuttering.

…We are considering (or have) a communication device for my child and we’d like some instruction on how to use it.

Tamra Mullen M.S. CCC-SLP: bilingual, pediatric speech-language pathologist,

Meet Tamra

Speech Therapy
Tucson, AZ

Hi! I’m Tamra Mullen M.S. CCC-SLP.

I provide bilingual (English/Spanish) speech therapy in Tucson.  I have over a decade of 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 four!) 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.

Liliana McMillen Speech Therapist Vail AZ

Meet Liliana

Speech Therapy
East Tucson and Vail, AZ

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 17 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.

Michaela Copeland

Meet Michaela

Administrative Assistant
Tucson, AZ

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.


Our therapists hold certifications by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and speech language pathology licenses to practice in the state of Arizona in addition to  Masters degrees in Communication Disorders. Select providers can provide language, articulation and speech therapy in English and Spanish.

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