Documentation for Students with ADHD

In order to determine accommodations for students with ADHD, documentation should be in the form of a letter or report from an appropriate professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or physician and should include the following information:

  • Clinician's name, title, license number, phone number, and address; summary of all instruments and procedures; date(s) of examination
  • Written summary of educational, medical, family histories and behavioral observations
  • A clear statement of the DSM-V diagnosis; summary of evaluation results, including all standardized scores, if appropriate
  • If applicable, information relating to current use of medication used to treat ADHD and the impact of the medication on the student's ability to meet academic demands
  • Statement of specific functional limitations relating to academic performance
  • Recommendations for specific academic adjustments and accommodations to minimize the impact of functional limitations on the student's academic performance

In order to determine accommodations for students with Physical Impairments, documentation of mobility impairment should consist of a letter or report from a qualified health care professional (i.e. physician). The letter or report should include:

  • The type of disability
  • A statement of the functional limitations(s) caused by the disability
  • A description of the duration of functional limitation(s), such as any distance limitations
  • Whether the condition is stable or progressive
  • Whether the condition is temporary or permanent
  • Information about current medication(s) used to treat the disability
  • Possible side effects of any prescribed medications
  • Suggested recommendations for effective and reasonable accommodations