September and the start of the 2016-17 school year is here! I had the privilege of visiting Spain for a week during the summer, my son lives and works there using his Spanish to tutor English in a school district. I have greater respect for those who lack communication skills, thankfully my son spoke on my behalf. If you have concerns for your child's speech and language development please contact the school so we can talk about steps to take. To receive Speech/Language therapy it is necessary to meet the state criteria for a handicapping communication delay through evaluation for services. There is a lot a family can do to promote communication while playing and working together. Of course the ability to hear speech and language is like "opening the door to the brain". As always, please share your concerns for your child's speech/language therapy so we can work together.