My 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD (combined: hyperactive, impulsive, inattentive) and ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). She is in an all-gifted-and-talented magnet school, with an IQ (averaged from multiple tests) of 125. (performed by psychologist) . Although she essentially is smart enough to complete assignments at or above grade level, she has LOTS of trouble in school. I never thought of my daughter as disabled, but the school is recommending an IEP ASAP.
Basically, my daughter has social, emotional, and behavioral issues that severely interfere with her ability to learn. For example, she will start crying out of nowhere, with little ability to control it. She gets very angry and vindictive, and takes her aggression out on others. It also takes multiple/numerous attempts at completing assignments, and she often will not comply with adults' requests. At home, there is no difference. She is very defiant with me. She has to be told many times to complete basic tasks, and never without grief. One severe incident that happened recently was that she placed her hand on a red eyelet of the stove. I was cooking. She asked me why the stove was red. I told her, "It's hot. Don't touch it. Move back." I turned the stove off and went to dump the pot out, and the next thing I know, my daughter had placed her ENTIRE HAND on the stove! She wanted to see for herself...
My question is, how likely is it that my daughter would be approved to received Social Security/Medicaid benefits for this? The medical bills are stacking up, and I'm really struggling with the monthly bills with all the doctor's visits, medications, and time missed from work. Would her higher IQ disqualify her, or does it seem that there are enough issues to have a viable case?
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