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Required Documentation


General Information about Documentation

Documentation should validate the need for accommodation based on an individual's current level of functioning.

A comprehensive assessment battery and resulting diagnostic report should include:

  • diagnostic interview
  • assessment of aptitude
  • academic achievement
  • information processing
  • diagnosis

Physical/Learning Disabilities

For physical and learning disabilities, appropriate documentation from one or more of the following sources it required:

  • Clinical or Educational Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Licensed medical practitioner
  • Other appropriate licensed professional

Psychiatric Disabilities

For psychiatric disabilities, appropriate documentation must be provided by a licensed mental health professional and should include:

  • Date of diagnosis
  • DSM IV diagnosis
  • Brief description of the clinical data supporting the diagnosis and present level of functioning
  • Statement about how this disability may affect functioning in the academic setting