Students requesting accommodations based on a diagnosis of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) are required to submit documentation that must include a comprehensive evaluation prepared by a licensed or properly credentialed professional. The diagnostician must be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student.
The documentation must include a clear statement of the diagnosis, as well as the extent, duration, and current functional impact of the disability. The diagnosis and recommended accommodations must be clearly linked to the test data with a discussion of each.
The assessment must include the information listed below.
1. History, including approximate age of onset and date of first diagnosis
2. Prior accommodations and treatments; if none, explain why not
3. Comprehensive neuropsychological examination
- Performed within the past three years (on the adult scale)
- Summary of all evaluative procedures as well as diagnostic tests/ evaluation results
- Evidence of significant impact on academic functioning
4. Academic Testing
- Standardized achievement tests, including scores
- Reading comprehension
- Written language
5. Social/emotional functioning
- Current level of functioning
- Recommended compensatory strategies or interventions and classroom accommodations