Matthew had his Early Intervention evaluation for speech and language. I was really worried that he would not qualify due to his receptive language skills, even though he can't talk. The speech language pathologist arrived and Matthew was in a quite "busy" mode, not really answering the questions for receptive language. This really worked in our favor, as it kept his receptive language at a 22 month level (he's almost 26 months old). That's in the normal range, but didn't kick his total language score out of the ballpark. His expressive, with 0% intelligibility to a stranger and only 6 word-like phrases (apparently "ewwww" and "oh" don't qualify as true words), registered at a 12 month level. This kicks him into the severe range for speech. With a moderate language delay and a severe expressive delay, he should qualify. The lack of progress with his receptive does keep me cautious about hearing loss with him, though I know we had him down to 20dB in a soundfield.
At least we can start getting help for him. It's really depressing when I drop him off at the 2 year old room at MOPS and all the other 2 year olds say things like, "look! Radio's broken!" and Matthew only says something that sounds like, "favahfafa!"