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 in order to continue receiving services with the OAS.

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)