Learning Disabilities

Documentation Guidelines for Attention Deficit Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities (LD) are a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical skills. LD documentation must include a complete psycho-educational assessment, with all subtests and standard scores reported for both aptitude and achievement.

Documentation for a learning disability must be from a qualified professional, who has NO personal relationship with the individual being evaluated, and must have been completed within the past 3 years or completed by age 18 or over.

Documentation should include:

  • Full report including a clear diagnostic statement of the learning disability (DSM-IV TR)
  • Aptitude test (including subtest scores), including, but not limited to, one of the following: (No abbreviated versions)
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III)
    • Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Ability (WJ-III)
    • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
    • Kaufmann Intelligence Assessment Test
  • Achievement test (including subtest scores) including, but not limited to, one of the following:
    • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II)
    • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement (WJ-III)
    • Scholastic Abilities Tests for Adults (SATA)
  • Summary page including result interpretation and a description of the current functional limitations presented by the student in an academic environment
  • Recommendations for academic accommodations thought to aid the student in compensating for the learning disorder and why recommended