Documentation must  consist of an evaluation by an appropriate professional, and describe the current impact of a disability as it relates to the request for accommodation. Documentation must include these elements:

Documentation must include these elements:

• Diagnostic statement identifying disability, date of most recent diagnostic evaluation, and date of original diagnosis.


• Description of diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used.


• Description of current functional impact of disability, including specific test results and examiner’s narrative interpretation.


• Treatments, medications, and/or assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use.

• Description of expected progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time, particularly in next five years.


• Credentials of diagnosing professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, physician), if not clear from letterhead or forms. The diagnosing professional may not be a  family member.

The best form of documentation is a psychological exam that makes specific recommendations regarding the type of educational accommodations that would help the student succeed.