• Enables a child to verbally explore their environment if your child is not verbally producing first words by 18 months contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

  • Facilitates a degree of confidence and self-worth vs. thinking or needing to seek it from an external source.

  • Jump-starts socialization skills and the ability to make friends (e.g., short-term, long-term, lifelong) and other “relationships” throughout the course of life.

  • Improves the potential to transition to daycare, playgroups, preschool, head start, kindergarten, or anywhere a child can be away from family and with peers from several hours to an entire day.

  • Assists a child with communicating basic wants/needs, internal states, fears, likes, dislikes and other feelings to parents, peers, and school, head-start or daycare staff.

  • Increases the likelihood a child understands what others are saying and what’s going on in the environment around them.

  • Increases the potential for classroom success, e.g., understanding the teacher’s instructions as well as peer comments and questions, instills confidence to ask or answer questions in front of peers (early "public speaking" practice which is absolutely an underappreciated component of the academic process and experience), a willingness to participate in group dynamics, and better overall control of their environment from preschool to K - 12, undergraduate to the workplace.

  • Provides support for reading success (learning the proper pronunciation of specific speech sounds and their written forms/counterparts in isolation, within words and words within sentences).

  • Provides a foundation for possible bi/multilingualism.

  • Develops leadership through confidence and command of the spoken word.

  • Affords a foundation for considering such avenues as the debate team, student government roles, athletics, leading or starting a club or group, and other such opportunities come middle school, high school or college.

  • Prepares a student for a college admissions interview (and later on for a job interview) as speaking well assists in making a distinguishable, professional impression amongst any given field of candidates regardless of credentials or qualifications via variables such as but not limited to: eye contact, tone of voice, pronunciation, rate of speaking, and other things.

  • Facilitates a positively distinguishable and confident impression for candidacy towards a promotion, bonus, or ascension through a professional track or job hierarchy.

  • Accompanies us throughout our lives while simultaneously providing motivation and ability to try new things and meet new people because speaking well has been learned and honed from the very beginning.

But let's face it: in today's world a group of people sitting around a table are more likely
to be looking down at their phones or mobile devices as opposed to at each other and talking (at least before, and most likely after, COVID-19 anyway). And if actually attempted, talking is often interrupted by someone's device beeping or ringing. Whether realized or not, routinely communicating through grammatically incorrect, typed abbreviated phrases, phonetic spellings and emojis in text or instant messages and on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, is significantly limiting the
amount of grammatically correct language the average person is exposed to on a daily basis whether spoken or written. Because of the global digitalization that’s occurring and subsequently impacting the amount of grammatically correct language we’re exposed to (it takes more time to type in grammatically correct sentences and it’s precisely that – our patience, both individually and collectively in groups – that
seemingly decreases as our dependence on and usage of the internet increases), now more than ever the benefits of capable and confident command of the spoken word are underappreciated and often forgotten along with the fact that we begin verbally communicating, or are supposed to, at a very early age (12 – 18 months). And it’s a process that is supposed to continue throughout the course of our lives (with all due respect to American Sign Language (ASL) speakers) yet is now in jeopardy because of
a new normal consisting of a lack of verbal communication (COVID-19 notwithstanding as while even more people are verbally communicating virtually with friends and family since the arrival of the virus…prior to it verbal communication had already taken a back seat to typed, often abbreviated language).

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WORDS ARE WINGS® offers private, comprehensive 1:1 and group services in the
following areas:

(0 - 21 years, English)

(All Ages, English and Spanish)

(All Ages, English and Spanish)

(K - College, English and Spanish)

(K - College, English and Spanish)

(By Profession, English and Spanish)

(Birth to K, English and Spanish)

(All ages, 40-plus languages)

(3 - 21 years, English and Spanish)


Contact me today to set-up your free consultation and have all your concerns addressed and questions answered in detail.

If you choose to call (vs. email) and it goes to voice mail please leave a message that includes your name, your phone number twice as well as a brief reason for your correspondence; we can discuss in detail who is presently experiencing whatever
respective speaking difficulties may be occurring when I return the call.

Office Phone: (520) 812-9256 (voice mail)
Tucson Mobile: (917) 887-4716 (voice mail or text)
Skype: andrew.miceli