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Documentation

Documentation submitted should be current (in most cases no older than three to five years), comprehensive, and include the following:

  • Student’s name
  • Date of evaluation and/or last contact
  • A specific diagnosis, including level of severity
  • The specific findings in support of this diagnosis including relevant history, observations of the individual, tests administered, test results, and your interpretation of those test results. For a diagnosis of learning disability, ADD or ADHD, a neuropsychological examination or psychoeducational evaluation is required to determine eligibility for services as a student with a disability. Objective evidence of a substantial limitation must be provided.
  • A description of the student’s functional limitations as they are directly related to the stated disabilities and necessitate any accommodations
  • The evaluator’s name, address, telephone number (in the event our office needs to contact the evaluator), and professional credential relevant to the diagnosis (i.e., M.D., Ph.D., LSSP)
  • The documentation must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed

How to get documentation:

The professional making the diagnosis of a disability should be an appropriately trained evaluator, such as a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or educational diagnostician. For example, an audiologist would diagnose a hearing impairment; a psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker would diagnose a psychological disability. **Documentation from a family member or family friend is not acceptable**

Disability Services provides guidelines for documentation. If you have any questions about required documentation, contact the wellness program coordinator and counselor at +974.4492.7839. Disability Services reserves the right to request additional information or evaluation. Information regarding resources to use in obtaining an evaluation is available from the Department of Student Affairs.

Disability Services serves as the repository for medical documentation of disabilities. Documentation submitted to Disability Services is confidential and used solely for the purpose of assisting students in identifying and securing accommodations and services to support their full participation at Texas A&M University at Qatar.