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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Every report should be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed and otherwise legible. ADHD must be verified by a clinician with expertise in the diagnosis of ADHD, such as a:

  • Licensed Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Physician.

We do not accept proof of prescription medication or a doctor's note simply stating they are treating you for ADHD as sufficient documentation.

Documentation must include:

  • Clinician's name, title, license number, phone number, and address; in addition, a summary of all instruments and procedures used to make a diagnosis and the date(s) of the examination.
  • A written summary of educational, medical, and family histories and behavioral observations
  • A clear statement of the DSM-5 diagnosis
  • A summary of evaluations results, including all standardized scores
  • Information relating to the current use of medications to treat ADHD and the impact of the medications on the student's ability to meet academic demands
  • A statement of current functional limitations relating to academic performance
  • Recommendations for specific academic adjustments support by rationale