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MICELI

                                         Andrew Miceli, M.A., CCC-SLP
                                               Email   : micelispeech@gmail.com
                                               Office  : 520-812-9256
                                              AZ Cell : 917-887-4716
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MICELI Speech Therapy & Stuttering Solutions™
WORDS ARE WINGS®

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Experienced
Professional
I personally work with all clients throughout the duration of their respective therapy regimens and between-session communications.
As a speech therapist and lifelong stutterer I bring experience from both sides of the treatment table as client and clinician.
Better speech can equal a better quality of life by building confidence, relationships, self-worth, independence and networking skills.

Working with

MICELI Speech Therapy & Stuttering Solutions™

Develops:


  1. Confidence
    (Lasting a Lifetime)
  2. Determination
    (Achieving Goals)
  3. Capability
    (Meeting Challenges)
  4. Success
    (Quality of Life)


WORDS ARE WINGS®

  1. Better speech can lead to a better quality of life through confident, fluent verbal expression.

    Andrew Miceli, M.A., CCC-SLP

 Checklist for On-Time Speech-Language Development
(0 - 5 years / Major Milestone Information):

Contrary to the outdated yet still widely believed premise, children do not begin to speak "when they're ready" or "when they want to."  The opposite is actually true:  time (think "age")-specific speech-language skills are acquired as the child passes through certain chronological ages.

The following information as a first-step, rudimentary review of some of the major milestones children ascend regarding language skills.  After reviewing the information, if you have any questions or concerns,
or would like more detailed information re: typical speech-language development, please use the
CONTACT US link below the information to schedule your free consultation.

(Source: Roseberry-Mckibbin, Celeste & Hegde, M.N.,  An Advanced Review of Speech-Language Pathology (Preparation for NESPA and Comprehensive Examination (p141 - 152), 2000 PRO-ED, Inc, Austin Texas)

by 18 months - 2 years

- Around 18 months a child understands about 200 words and produces about 150 words
- Utterances can be up to three to four words (should be at two-word stage)
- evidence of "holophrastic" speech (one word may be used used for multiple meanings)
- Begins asking questions (may be in single word form)
- Begins verbalizing basic wants/needs (i.e., "I want ball", "potty," etc) 
by 2 - 3 years

- Evidence of basic sentence structure
- utterance length should be up to three to four words by 3 years
- At 30 months comprehension up to 2,400 words; by 3 years up to 3,600 words
- Expressive vocabulary ranges from 200 - 600 words with an average of 425 at 30 months
- Answering simple "wh" questions (what, who, where, etc)
- at 3 years a child can begin to verbalize an account of an experience, tell a basic story
by 3 - 4 years

- Comprehends up to 4,200 words by 40 months, up to 4,800 words by 4 years
- Language has approximately 800 - 1500 words 
Uses "modal" verbs (could, would, should) in language
- Asking more questions (how, why, when) using more complete, and varied, forms 
- Negates when speaking (i.e., "Jon can't come over.")
- Uses irregular plurals
- Produces regular past tense and present-progressive verb forms
by 4 - 5 years

​- Comprehends up to 6,500 words at 54 months, up to 9,600 words by 5 years
- Expressive vocabulary should be somewhere between 1,500 - 2,000 words
- Produces pronouns
- Produces "why" and "how"
- Understands time concepts, object functions, and various verb tenses
- Verbalizes longer, chronologically correct stories and stay on topic
- Begins to tell jokes
- Verbalizing to know the "why" of something



After reviewing the above-cited information, if you have any concerns or questions, or would simply
like to discuss the process of language acuisition in general, please call me at 520-812-9256 (office) or
917-887-4716 (Tucson mobile) to set-up your free consultation.

There are no stupid questions and no irrelevant concerns.

Don't wait until it's too late; call now and let's start making your child's speech great. 
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Whatever may be compromising you or your child's ability to produce
fluent, intelligible verbal communication I offer to the opportunity to help.

Please use the "CONTACT US" button below to call or email me to set-up

your free consultation to have all your concerns addressed and your questions answered in detail.

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