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Documentation Guidelines for Specific Learning Disabilities
Download the Specific Learning Disabilities Guidelines (pdf).
Professionals conducting assessment and rendering diagnoses of specific learning disabilities (SLD) must be qualified. A qualified professional needs to hold a degree in a field related to the diagnosis of SLD and have at least one year of diagnostic experience with adults and late adolescents. Recommended practitioners may include: certified and/or licensed psychologists, learning disabilities specialists and educational therapists with the above characteristics. The diagnostician must be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student.
The following documentation requirements will assist the service provider in collaborating with each student to determine appropriate accommodations. Documentation serves as a foundation that supports a student's request for appropriate accommodations. Recommended documentation includes all of the following:
Further assessment by an appropriate professional may be required if coexisting AD/HD or other disabling conditions are indicated. The student and the Disability Services Coordinator at Colorado Mountain College will collaborate regarding accommodations, with the final decision made by the Disability Services Coordinator.