Attention Deficit Disorder
Documentation requirements for an individual requesting services due to an attentional disorder must be completed by a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other related medical professional with the experience or expertise in the domain for which he/she is diagnosing. Comprehensive documentation must be submitted that includes:
- A clear statement of the existence of an attentional disorder;
- A written report of:
- Symptoms as described by the DSM-V
- Evidence of early impairment
- Results of diagnostic measures/instruments used to support attentional difficulties (include diagnostic report and scores)
- Relevant medical and family history
- Differential diagnoses that were excluded, including reasons for considering these and reasons for ruling them out
- A description of the condition's current functional impact on learning or other major life activity relevant to the academic experience;
- A statement addressing the individual's requested accommodation(s), including rationale as to why these accommodation(s) are warranted;
* Any request for an extension of time on examinations, based on the impairment, should be supported by evidence that reflects a measurable decline in pre-morbid functioning.
- A statement regarding how medication (if appropriate) may or may not mitigate the attentional disorder. Include dosage, frequency, and any adverse side affects.