Documentation must include a diagnosis of LD made by a licensed/certified professional qualified to make such a diagnosis (e.g. school or clinical psychology, LD specialist). A school plan such as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan alone is typically insufficient documentation but may be part of a more comprehensive assessment.
Comprehensive Assessment Battery and the Resulting Diagnostic Report:
Evaluator Information: Name, title, contact information, license/certification and signature.
Evaluation Date/s: Dates of testing completed within the previous three years; tests results older than three years old will be reviewed by the Coordinator with the student to determine if additional information may be necessary.
Diagnostic Interview: A summary of the student's academic history and learning processes.
Assessment Battery: A comprehensive battery should include:
Academic Achievement Testing
Information Processing Testing
Clinical Summary: How evaluator has ruled out alternative explanations for academic problems, how assessment score patterns reflect presence of LD, how LD constitutes a substantial limitation to learning or other major life activity, degree to which learning is impacted by the LD, and rationale for specific accommodations being recommended.