Guidelines for Documentation of Psychological Disability
TCC students seeking academic accommodations for psychological disability
are asked to submit documentation verifying eligibility to receive such academic accommodations from the Office of Educational Accessibility.
is confidential and is never considered a part of the academic transcript.
The following guidelines are provided
in the interest of identifying reports appropriate for the provision of reasonable
- Documentation must be
based on DSM-IV criteria and show clear and specific evidence of a disability
which would substantially limit access to learning.
- Documentation should have
been completed within the last three years.
- Medications should be
stated if their use or adjustment may have any impact on access to learning.
Adjustments in medication may substantially affect learning and attendance.
- Professionals conducting
and rendering diagnosis of a psychological disability must be qualified to
do so. Licensed psychologists, licensed neuropsychologists, licensed clinical
social workers, licensed counselors and/or licensed physicians are typically
involved in clinical assessment.
- Diagnostic reports
must contain the names, titles, and license information of the evaluator(s),
and the dates of evaluation(s).
- Reports must be submitted
on professional letterhead.
- Documentation should
contain recommendations for reasonable accommodations suitable to a postsecondary
suggestions to best assist the identified
student are also very helpful.