Services for students with disabilities are offered through the office of Student Affairs. Students must make an appointment with the achievement coordinator, prior to or at the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. At this meeting, documentation of any disability is required.
The required documentation must be current, in most cases within the past three years, and must be signed by a qualified practitioner. It must provide a comprehensive assessment, including recommendation for accommodations as well as for treatment. Students with ADD/ADHD must present evidence of a clinical interview by qualified professionals, their educational and medical history and evidence of a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD that substantially limits one or more major life functions based on the criteria published in the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association).
Accommodations for students with disabilities may include:
- Alternative testing (extended time/distraction-free environment)
- Taped textbooks
- Note takers
- Readers and/or scribes
- Sign language/oral interpreters
- Assistive technology (computer/magnifier, etc.)
- Extended time for testing
Additional information on disability accommodations can be found on page 13 of the Student Handbook.