Documentation Guidelines for Asperger’s Syndrome
A current psycho-educational evaluation or neuropsychological report (within the last 3 years) completed by a qualified professional is required. It must report all subtest scores, standard scores and percentile ranks and include the following components:
· 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).
· Cognitive testing: a complete intellectual assessment with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or equivalent standardized tool.
· Academic Achievement testing: a comprehensive battery to record current levels of academic functioning and fluency in relevant areas such as reading (decoding and comprehension), mathematics (calculation and applications), and oral and written language.
· Information Processing measures: assessment of short and long-term memory, sequential memory, auditory and visual perception/processing, processing speed, executive functioning and motor ability.
· Specific Diagnoses and Clinical Summary: a clear diagnosis with evidence of a substantial limitation particularly in an academic environment and a rationale for accommodations based upon substantial limitation.