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Documentation Guidelines

Learning Disorders

The documentation should:

  • Be completed by a qualified professional.  Qualified individuals include psychologists, neuro-psychologists, and other certified or licensed specialists with relevant training
  • Clearly state a diagnosis of a Learning Disorder
  • Reflect current functioning
  • Provide an assessment (e.g. neuro-psychological, psycho-educational), which may include:
    • Clinical interview and observation
    • Developmental and academic history
    • Results from standardized, age-appropriate tests or evaluations of:
      1. Aptitude/Cognitive Ability:  Provides a complete intellectual assessment (report all subtest and standard scores)
      2. Academic Achievement:  Provides a complete assessment of current achievement (report all subtest and standard scores)
      3. Information Processing/Executive Functioning:  Provides information about planning, organization, problem solving, memory, processing speed, auditory and visual perception, motor skills, etc.
    • Clinical interpretive summary
  • Describe the functional limitations of the condition and the resulting impact on major life activities
  • Establish a relationship between the functional limitations of the condition and any recommended academic accommodations or adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services