Because of the complex medical nature of ADHD, students must have their disability verified by a diagnostician with expertise in the diagnosis of ADHD. The diagnostician must have comprehensive training in differential diagnosis of ADHD and pertinent psychiatric disorders and direct experience with adult learners.
Students seeking accommodations for ADHD must provide a comprehensive assessment battery which indicates a specific diagnosis and how it substantially limits some major life activity, including learning. Current documentation (within last 3 years) is important because reasonable accommodations and services are based on the assessment of the current impact of the disability on academic performance. If the documentation is not adequate in content or does not address the individual’s current level of functioning and need for accommodation(s), additional documentation may be requested. The assessment must include: