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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. 

Proof of prescription medication or a doctor’s note simply stating they are treating you for ADHD is not sufficient documentation.  

 Documentation must include: 

  • Clinician's name, title, license number, phone number, and address; in addition, a summary of how diagnosis was made 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
  • 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