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ADD/ADHD

The University requests that students submit documentation to determine their eligibility for classroom accommodations. These guidelines are provided to assist the student in obtaining complete and accurate documentation. All documentation is confidential and will be secured in the office of disability support services. 

Guidelines

  1. Documentation must include a medical or clinical diagnosis of ADD/ADHD based on the DSM-IV criteria and a description of past and present symptoms.
  2. The documentation must include the qualified professional’s name, title, professional credentials and affiliation. Professionals who are qualified to diagnose ADD/ADHD include psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and neurologists trained and experienced in this area.
  3. The documentation must reflect current symptoms and level of functioning.
  4. Documentation should include the following:
    • Quantitative and qualitative information to support the diagnosis;
    • Summary and interpretation of assessment instruments (clinical interviews, behavioral checklists, observations, etc.);
    • Recommendations for prescriptive treatment, including medication;
    • Recommendations for academic accommodations; and
    • Evaluation to determine possibility of a dual diagnosis.
  5. Please note that neither a 504 plan nor an individualized educational plan (IEP) constitute sufficient documentation but may be submitted in addition to a medical or clinical evaluation.
  6. The documentation must reflect the current status of the disability, and be as up-to-date as possible (within the last three years). If the documentation is older than this, the student may be required to submit updated information and/or documentation.