Documentation requirements for an individual requesting services due to a psychiatric or psychological illness must be completed by a licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, or other medical specialist with experience in psychiatric disabilities.
Comprehensive documentation must be submitted that includes:
- A clear statement of the existence of a psychiatric impairment, including a DSM-IV diagnosis
- A written report of:
- History of presenting symptoms
- Relevant developmental and familial information
- Relevant medical history
- Duration and severity of the disorder
- Current treatments
- 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
- A statement regarding how the use of medication and/or psychotherapy may or may not mitigate the psychiatric/psychological disorder
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.