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 must 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)