Basic Documentation Guidelines
- Diagnostic reports must be on letterhead paper and include the licensed professional’s name, title, Professional credentials, dates, and signature.
- Licensure information should include the licensed professional’s area of specialization and the name of the province or state in which he/she has a license to work.
- Licensed professionals conducting an assessment must be qualified to do so and it is essential that they have experience in working with the adult population.
- Licensed professional must state clearly the specific diagnosis of the disability, avoiding vague, nonspecific, or inclusive terms.
- The diagnostic report must specify the degree of current functional loss and/or the functional limitations caused by the disability.
- The diagnostic report must include anticipated effects of the functional limitations within the academic setting.
- If a student takes medications, the licensed professional should list them and delineate their potential side effects.Reports should include suggested academic accommodations.
- The documentation should be within the last three years. However, SDS reserves the right to make modifications to this requirement.
- Student Disability Services will not accept DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION PAD NOTES as documentation or IEPs!
- Additional Documentation Guidelines
Last Updated: 8/1/13