Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • A specific diagnosis as per the DSM-5.
  • An evaluation report, including the summary of a comprehensive diagnostic interview and relevant information regarding the student’s academic history, along with a review of prior psycho-educational test reports.
  • Submission of a current neuropsychological or psycho-educational assessment is recommended. Instruments for this diagnostic evaluation should include a comprehensive battery and be normed on adult measures, with all subtests and standard scores reported.
  • Evidence of alternative diagnoses or explanations being ruled out. The documentation should investigate and discuss the possibility of dual diagnoses and alternative or coexisting mood, behavioral, neurological and/or personality disorders that may confound the ADHD diagnosis.
  • Indication of whether or not the individual was evaluated while on medication and whether or not the prescribed treatment produced a positive response.
  • Indication of how the disability substantially limits major life activities and how these limitations would impact the individual’s ability to function in a college environment.
  • Specific recommendations for how the effects of the disorder may be accommodated along with the rationale for each accommodation.
  • The report must be on letterhead, typed, dated and signed, including the name, title, and professional credentials of the appropriate mental health provider.
  • Documentation is valid for three (3) years from the date on the report and should be updated accordingly.

Examples of Preferred Measures:
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th ed. (WAIS-IV)
The Woodcock Johnson III NU: Tests of Cognitive Ability
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: 5th edition (SB5)
Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Tests
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – 3rd ed. (WIAT-III)
The Scholastic Abilities Test for Adults (SATA)
The Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK)

Examples of Insufficient Measures:
The Slosson Intelligence Test – Revised (SIT-R3)
Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test – 2nd ed. (KBIT-2)
Test of Written Language – 3 (TOWL-3)
Nelson Denny Reading Test – 4 (WRAT-4)