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Documentation Guidelines

Psychological Conditions

The documentation should:

  • Be completed by a qualified professional.  Qualified individuals include psychologists, neuro-psychologists, psychiatrists, and other certified or licensed specialists with relevant training
  • Clearly state all diagnosed psychological conditions
  • Reflect current functioning and include any relevant medical history; any assessments used in determining diagnosis; information about the onset, nature and severity of the condition, and prognosis.  If the condition is cyclical or episodic, updated documentation may be requested
  • Describe the functional limitations of the condition(s) and the resulting impact on major life activities 
  • Include information about any medications that may cause additional functional limitations or side-effects
  • Establish a relationship between the functional limitations of the condition and any recommended academic accommodations or adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services