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Wednesday, November 26

The University is closed as of noon due to storm conditions.

Criteria

  • Testing: A comprehensive battery of tests including: 

    1. Aptitude (within the last 3 years)
      (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III [WAIS III], Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery III: Tests of Cognitive Ability [WJR], or Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale 4th Edition)
    2. Achievement (within the last 3 years) 
      (Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery III: Tests of Achievement[WJR], Wechsler Individual Achievement Tests [WIAT], Stanford Test of Academic Skills [TASK], or specific achievement tests such as the Test of Written Language-3[TOWL-3], Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests-Revised, & the Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test. *NOT acceptable = Wide Range Achievement Test [WRAT]*
    3. Information Processing
      (specific areas of information processing [e.g. short- and long-term memory; sequential memory, auditory and visual perception/processing; processing speed subtests on WAIS III or WJR of Cognitive Ability, or the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-Adult [DTLA-A]
    4. Actual test scores are provided.
    5. Narratives accompany test scores. 
    6. If the diagnosis is ADHD, the DSM-IV criteria are listed and accompanied by observations/interviews.
    7. Testing is recent, within 3 years.
  • The evaluation has been conducted by a qualified professional(s), and the evaluator's (s') credentials are included (psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist).
  • The report(s) is/are typewritten on letterhead stationery. Note, handwritten scores or summary sheets are NOT acceptable.
  • The summary of the background information/history is sufficient.
  • The written diagnostic summary is sufficient.
  • The documentation includes a specific diagnosis of
  1. LD
  2. ADHD
  3. Both
  • There is clear evidence of a current impairment(s) that substantially limit(s) learning.
  • The evaluator(s) has/have included specific recommendations and the rationale for accommodations/services at the postsecondary level. 

Other information to be considered by Learning Plus when determining eligibility for services/accommodations. Examples:
* The student is identified as OHI because of a physical disability.
* The student attended a special school for students with disabilities.
* The student's curriculum was modified in high school.
* The student worked one-on-one with a paraprofessional or personal assistant in high school.
* The student takes medication to manage the disability.

Download the criteria checklist used by Learning Plus to determine eligibility: click here.  Print and use this with your evaluator.