I’m fighting with my son’s speech pathologist. She is refusing to provide him any intervention because he has “a high intent to communicate, average receptive delay, and a mild expressive delay”. I brought up my language concerns back at his 9 month appointment, and he first was diagnosed with an expressive delay at 16 months. I do agree that he babbles all day and clearly wants/tries to communicate. I agree that his receptive language is average. He is functional at home and at discovery preschool. But I disagree that his expressive delay is mild. I just can’t find any rubrics or questionaires or what not to do at home to see where he falls. You know, like an ASQ3 or an MCHAT-R but for language. He’s 26 months old and only says 17 single words and mimics 5 letter sounds correctly when we do phonics. His hearing was tested, we checked his tonsils/adenoids. He is diagnosed mild ASD, but they are still on the fence if it is a true diagnosis or if it was trauma based. All the reasons that I referred him forbin regards to ASD are actually resolved and gone now. Thanks for any insight!