Each Spring, the Hello Leadership Team decides on a theme for the upcoming school year. It’s our hope that the theme will help to guide our decision making regarding the continuing education we offer to our clinicians, the topics we cover online and in our paper newsletter, and, of course, the company-wide fun events that we host during the year. We spent the 2013-14 school year focusing on Networking, and the natural extension of that became this year’s theme: Building Connections.

Building connections is really at the root of everything we do, isn’t it? We’re building neural connections in the brains of articulation kids, and we’re helping another student connect text to life. We’re working with a general education teacher to connect the curriculum to speech-language targets. We’re sitting alone in our office, pouring over the CCSS, connecting those lofty goals to the humble IEP goals we’re writing. We’re connecting with other clinicians in real life at job-alikes and conferences, and virtually through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Connection is the name of our game, baby.

We have loads of super exciting stuff in the works for this year, and we hope all of it will help you make meaningful connections both at work and at play. So cheers to a new school year, and to building new connections!