When we last visited this topic we were in the middle of the appeals process and we were private paying his weekly therapy session.
After I spent a significant time on the phone regarding insurance stuff- being as persistent and assertive as possible without being overly aggressive, we finally got the insurance company to agree to covering his services from the summer (what they said they would do).
We are very grateful for that.
Since September we have still been bringing him to private therapy, but we have been doing a private pay option. This option is pricey, but doable.
Lincoln also goes to phonological preschool once a week and the school district has just added an extra session for him during a drop-in ECFE class.
So between all of those things he has therapy 3 days a week. We are seeing improvements in his speech, although he is still severely delayed.
His receptive language is fine, and his preschool teachers consistently say that he is very intelligent and that his receptive skills are higher than average for a child of his age. They also say that his behavior is very good :)
As he has been talking more we have been seeing more frustration when we don't understand him. But apparently he behaves well at school, which I am grateful for.
We are still trying to figure out insurance stuff for next year, and hopefully will get some sort of resolution soon.
Thanks for your prayers!