I am curious if anyone else has encountered the following situation: there is a young ELL (5 years old) who had his top teeth pulled by the dentist because of his cavities. He is in need of a speech-language evaluation (not relatd to the teeth). He has commented to his family "I cannot talk because of my teeth". I work in the school setting, it is likely his evaluation would begin but not be completed before the end of the school year. I wanted an opinion if we should go ahead and test language and wait for the speech part of the evaluation until the fall (hoping his teeth might come in during the summer). Any input would be greatly appreciated.