We had our full county evaluation yesterday, and they confirmed that DS is speech delayed (8-12 month level, with a smattering of skills at higher levels). They also found that he has less severe gross and fine motor delays. And they found that while his social skills are generally on-track, he is inconsistent with his sharing gaze -- he will bring something that he wants to me and make a noise, but won't look at me when he does. He also is a sensory seeker (though luckily not a complete daredevil). We have to have another meeting to get a formal therapy plan, but they indicated he will get at least once-a-week speech and occupational therapy. They described this as "intense", though once a week doesn't strike me as very intense. I didn't get a label for what they think it is, and I'm not sure when we will get that, if at all.
I called my insurance co. today, and they have a policy that speech therapy for developmental issues is "primarily educational" and thus excluded from coverage. My mouth about dropped at that one. Our EI program makes you pay up to certain limits for therapy services, so we're going to be paying a good chunk of change for what he needs (which I will of course pay, but I just can't believe how insurance classifies this).