Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Qualified Diagnostician:
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Physician

Required Documentation:  

  • Medical or professional report documenting the disability based on a comprehensive evaluation
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services

Learning Disabilities

Qualified Diagnostician:
Ed/Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist

Required Documentation:  

  • Psychological report documenting the disability
  • A complete achievement battery, an aptitude assessment, and an assessment of information processing
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials.
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services.

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Qualified Diagnostician: 
Audiologist or Otologist

Required Documentation:  

  • Audiologist report including current audiogram
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services

Blind/Low Vision

Qualified Diagnostician: 
Ophthalmologist, Optometrist

Required Documentation:  

  • Current vision test documenting the disability
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services

Physical/Medical/Other

Qualified Diagnostician: 
Physician or Medical Specialist

Required Documentation:  

  • Medical or professional report documenting the disability based on a comprehensive evaluation
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services

Psychiatric Disabilities

Qualified Diagnostician: 
Psychiatrist or Psychologist

Required Documentation:  

  • Clear statement of illness, including the DSM-IV diagnosis, summary of present symptoms and a prognosis
  • Documentation must be typed on agency or company letterhead, listing the name of the professional who provided the diagnosis, office address, telephone number and credentials
  • Statement of functional/educational limitations
  • Recommended accommodations and services

To qualify for disability services and resources, students are required to provide current documentation from the appropriate licensed diagnostician familiar with the history and functional limitations of the impairment (see specific guidelines below). Failure to provide all required information may prevent the student from receiving requested accommodations and/or services.

Seven Essential Elements Of Quality Disability Documentation

  • qualified evaluator
  • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability
  • A description of the diagnostic methodology used
  • A description of the current functional limitations
  • A description of the expected progression of stability of the disability
  • A description of the current accommodations, services or modifications
  • Recommendations for accommodations, adaptive services, assistive services, compensatory services, and/or collateral support services
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