The Learning Disability (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, or a co-morbid mental disorder or general medical condition
- The learning problems significantly interfere with academic achievement or occupational function that requires reading, mathematical, or writing skills
- The diagnosis must describe the level of severity and how the disability currently 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 contact our office.