Worcester State University
Disability Services Office

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorders

Documentation Guidelines for AD(H)D

A current and comprehensive report completed by a qualified professional is required and must include the following components: 

·         AD(H)D Profile:   an AD(H)D diagnosis based on DSM-IV diagnostic criteria with evidence of a substantial limitation to a major life activity.  Standard scores from appropriate rating scales must be provided.

·         Diagnostic Interview:  relevant information pertaining to the student’s academic, developmental, medical, psychological, and family history or background and a description of the presenting concern(s).

·         Current Academic Impact

Ø  Results from a psycho-educational evaluation including cognitive testing, academic achievement testing, and information processing measures.  Subtest and standard scores, and percentile ranks must be provided.

·         Summary and Recommendations:  a comprehensive interpretive summary synthesizing the evaluator’s judgment for the diagnosis and a rationale for accommodations based upon substantial limitation.

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