Please submit your most recent assessment/evaluation/letter from your treating specialist, as well as a copy of your most recent education plan (IEP, 504 Plan, letter from private school) and SAT/ACT approval letter (if applicable).
In addition, we recommend that if you have a medical condition, you should contact the Health Center where nurse practitioners and part-time physicians can help you maintain your health.
General Documentation Requirements
These requirements are intended for but not limited to: psychiatric/psychological disabilities, physical disabilities (hearing and vision), mobility/orthopedic disabilities, systemic disorders and medical conditions, and temporary disabilities.
Your documentation must:
- be conducted by a qualified professional in the area of diagnosis and should be typed in English on letterhead, dated and signed
- be current (date of documentation depends on diagnosis)
- clearly state the diagnosed disability or disabilities
- include complete educational, developmental and medical history relevant to the disability
- describe the current impact and functional limitations resulting from the disability or disabilities
- include a list of all test instruments used in determining the diagnosis
- include a thorough interpretive summary of testing results
- describe the specific accommodations requested
- adequately support each of the requested accommodations
A full neuropsychological assessment is required for all learning disabilities and is highly recommended for a diagnosis of ADHD. We will also review another format of assessment for ADHD which includes diagnostic testing, interpretive summary of results and impact of functioning.
All documentation must:
- have been conducted by a qualified professional (see below) and should be typed in English on letterhead, dated and signed
- be current (completed within the past 3-4 years)
- be comprehensive, including:
- a summary of a diagnostic/clinical interview
- an assessment of the major domains of cognitive and academic functioning (ex. psychometric assessment- aptitude/cognitive ability, academic achievement, areas of cognitive and information processing, and any other measure deemed appropriate by the evaluator)
- a list of tests administered, including all standard scores
- expert interpretation of the results including test scores
- a clear diagnosis and statement of disability
- discussion of the functional limitations and academic functioning levels
- recommendations with a rationale
A qualified professional can be:
- clinical or educational psychologist
- school psychologist
- learning disabilities specialist
- medical doctor with demonstrated training and experience in the assessment of learning disabilities and/or ADHD in adolescents and adults