ERIC Number: ED427467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Documentation of a Learning Disability in Adolescents and Adults.
Association on Higher Education and Disability, Columbus, OH.
This brief paper offers general guidelines for the documentation of a learning disability in students at the postsecondary level as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The guidelines are organized into four areas: (1) qualifications of the evaluator; (2) recent nature of the documentation; (3) appropriate clinical documentation to substantiate the learning disability, including diagnostic interview, assessment, specific diagnosis, and test score results; and (4) evidence to establish a rationale supporting the need for accommodation. Also noted is the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Appended are recommendations for consumers and a list of tests for assessing adolescents and adults. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adolescents, Adults, Clinical Diagnosis, Compliance (Legal), Disability Identification, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Student Evaluation
AHEAD, P.O. Box 21192, Columbus, OH 43221-0192; Web site: http://www.ahead.org/ldguide.htm ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association on Higher Education and Disability, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990