Santa Clara University

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Learning Disabilities

  • Documentation must be within four years to be valid.
  • Documentation must be done by a qualified professional on letterhead, with the name, address and phone number of the professional that is issuing the report.
  • Documentation must include a statement of impact and/or functional limitations on student’s academic performance and/or college life in general.
  • Documentation must include a statement of any recommendations/strategies that would benefit the student and a rationale for these recommendations. It should also describe any previously approved services or accommodations the student has received.
  • Testing for learning disabilities must be done by a qualified professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, learning disabilities specialist, or educational therapist or educational psychologist.
  • Diagnosis – please give a DSM-IV or DSM-V diagnosis of a specific learning disability and area of deficit whether intra-cognitive or aptitude to achievement or both. The diagnosis must be in specific learning disabilities psycho-educational language.
  • What instruments and assessments were used for both cognitive and achievement testing? Please list the names and portions of those instruments used. Also list all psycho-metric testing results (standard scores and percentile scores).