Attention Deficit Disorder
Students with AD(H)D may require academic adjustments such as “extended time on exams,” “a lower distraction testing environment,” “notetaking support,” etc . . .
Documentation Guidelines for AD(H)D Verification
In order to provide a student with academic accommodations verification of the disability is needed. The information should be current and comprehensive. The information must come from a person qualified to diagnose ADD, be relatively recent (in most instances, less than three years old), demonstrate that the student is substantially limited, and be thorough enough to support the accommodations and services for which the student is asking. Although recommendations of possible accommodations are requested from the professional, the actual accommodations at MWCC must be approved by the counselor for students with disabilities after a discussion with the student. The verification should include the following:
- Diagnosis of ADD or ADHD, generally based on DSM-IV criteria.
- A history and description of symptoms.
- Explanation of the functional limitations in an educational environment.
- Recommendations for accommodations in a college setting.