The LD diagnosis must contain and report on the following diagnostic features:
- Diagnosis of the individual's achievement on individually administered, standardized tests in reading, mathematics, or written expression substantially below norms with any additional factors expressed: an associated disorder in cognitive processing, a co-morbid mental disorder or general medical condition, or the individuals' ethnic or cultural background
- Identified current significant weakness in at least one area of cognitive processing
- The learning problems significantly interfere with academic achievement or occupational function that requires reading, mathematical, or writing skills
The report must provide a clearly stated diagnosis of a Learning Disability with reference to DSM diagnostic criteria.
The diagnosis must describe the level of severity and how the disability currenty significantly interferes with academic function (e.g. reading, memorizing, writing, note-taking, test-taking, etc)
The report should contain recommendations for specific reasonable accommodations needed to address the current and substantial impact of the LD on the client's academic functioning. Recommendations must be supported by test scores and must be included in the report.
Typically, the report should be current and not more than 3-5 years old.
Students should be at least 17 years old at the time of the testing.
If there are any questions about LD documentation, please email a Accesibility Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.