Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Students requesting accommodations on the basis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) must fill out the Accommodations Request Form and submit any relevant documentation from a professional who is not related to the student.

Documentation for students requesting accommodations on the basis of ADHD should include but not be limited to:

  • A comprehensive, psychoeducational or neuropsychological assessment using adult scaled measures is required (report should include standard scores, standard deviations and percentiles)
  • Evidence of early and current impairment in an educational setting
  • Information on medications and any side effects
  • Information on any previous accommodations used by the individual
  • An integrated summary that indicates the substantial limitations to major life activities (e.g., learning, reading, thinking) posed by the specified learning disability; describes the extent to which these limitations impact the academic context for which accommodations are being requested; suggests how the specific effects of the learning disability may be accommodated specific to an adult, residential, educational setting; and states how the effects of the learning disability are mediated by the recommended accommodations

Please note that a school plan such as an IEP, SOP or a Section 504 Plan or a note from a prescribing physician is insufficient documentation, in and of itself, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive evaluative report.