This includes students who have become temporarily
disabled over the course of the semester. This includes, but is not limited to,
injuries such as broken hand/arm, broken leg/knee/foot, temporary wheelchair
users and those requiring emergency surgery or hospitalization.
General Documentation Guidelines:
The guidelines are to aide you in
working with your treating professional(s) to prepare the information needed to
evaluate your request. In limited cases, other forms of documentation for
temporary conditions may permit the execution of short-term accommodation needs
through Student Disability Services. If, after reading these guidelines, you
have any questions, please contact Student Disability
Components must include:
- a. A diagnostic statement identifying the disability,
date of the current diagnostic.
b. A description of the diagnostic criteria and/or diagnostic test used.
- A description of the current functional
impact/limitations of the disability in an educational setting.
- Treatments, medications, assistive devices/services
currently prescribed or in use. A description of treatments, medications,
assistive devices, accommodations and/or assistive services in current use
and their estimated effectiveness in ameliorating the impact of the
disability. Significant side affects that may impact physical, perceptual,
behavioral, or cognitive performance should also be noted.
- A description of the expected progression or stability
of the impact of the disability over time should be included. This
description should provide an estimate of the change in the functional
limitations of the disability over time and/or recommendations concerning
the predictable needs for reevaluation.
- The credentials of the diagnosing professional(s).
Information describing the
certification, licensure, and/or the professional training of individuals
conducting the evaluation should also be provided.