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Process for Accessing Services

To be eligible for services and accommodations, students are required to provide written verification of their disability.

Documentation of each disability must be provided by the corresponding professional and is not limited to the following list:

Attention Deficit Disorder:

Psychologist/Psychiatrist/Physician – Documentation must include a diagnosis and functional limitations.  If provided by a physician, must also be on letterhead stationary (prescription pad not accepted) and signed by the physician.

Developmental Disability:

Psychologist/Psychiatrist – Documentation should include a diagnosis and functional limitations.

Kirtland Tip!All documentation must be within the last 5 years and be on file before services are provided.

Emotional Impairment:

Psychologist/Psychiatrist/Clinical Social Worker – Documentation should include a diagnosis and functional limitations.

Hearing Impairment:

Audiologist/Physician – Documentation must include an audiogram and should include functional limitations.

Specific Learning Disability:

Psychologist (signed by the professional who administered the testing) Documentation should include a diagnosis and functional limitations.

Physical/Mobility Impairment Head Injuries:

Physician, Neuropsychologist, Neurologist – Documentation must include a diagnosis, functional limitations, be written on letterhead stationary (prescription pad not accepted) and be signed by the physician.  The statement should indicate the condition as a long term disability rather than a short term disability.

Visual Impairment:

Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Physician – Documentation must state specific condition, level of vision (acuity and/or field restriction levels for both eyes).

Speech & Language Impairment:

Speech Pathologist – Documentation must include a diagnosis and functional limitations.

The Office of Student Support Services reserves the right to request additional information if documentation is inconclusive.

The Office of Student Support Services will determine appropriate accommodations based upon the functional limitations detailed in the medical/psychological documentation the student provides and through the intake interview.

High School Students: The Office of Student Support Services strongly recommends that students request a reevaluation in their junior year or senior year of high school. This will benefit the student as most colleges require current documentation.