Confidential files are kept on all students who self-disclose disabilities at Germanna. Each file includes, but is not limited to: intake forms, appropriate documentation of disability, releases of information, a record of contacts, and a record of services provided.
In order to determine the most appropriate accommodations for each student, the following types of documentation must be provide.
A current psychological or psycho-educational evaluation performed by a licensed professional must be provided.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Current documentation from a medical doctor or a psycho-educational report documenting the disorder must be supplied.
The form titled “Documentation of Psychiatric Disorders” must be filled out by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed social worker, or licensed professional counselor. The form must verify the student’s need for academic accommodations.
A current letter or examination report from a medical doctor, optometrist, or ophthalmologist documenting the degree of hearing loss.
A current letter or audiological report from an audiologist or speech and hearing center documenting the degree of hearing loss.
A report from a speech/language pathologist or high school records documenting the disability. Mobility Impairment – Verification of the disability from a qualified health professional.
Acquired Brain Impairment
A current neuropsychological, psychological, or psycho-educational report which documents the effects of the ABI on cognitive functioning.
Other Health Impaired
A current letter or report from a medical doctor documenting the disability and a description of how it may impact the student’s academic abilities.