Learning Disability (LD)

Learning Disability (LD)

  • An evaluation report should include the summary of a comprehensive diagnostic interview and relevant information regarding the student’s academic history, family and medical history, as well as a discussion of comorbidity, if applicable.
  • Submission of a current neuropsychological or psycho-educational assessment is required. Instruments for this diagnostic evaluation should include a comprehensive battery and be normed on adult measures, with all subtests and standard scores reported.
  • 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 provider.
  • Documentation is valid for five (5) 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)