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Professionals conducting assessment and rendering diagnosis of disabilities must be qualified. A qualified professional must hold a degree in a field related to the diagnosis and have at least one year of diagnostic expertise with adults and older adolescents.
Recommended practitioners include: certified and/or licensed psychologist, learning disabilities specialists, educational therapists, and diagnosticians in public schools or colleges and rehabilitation services and medical practitioners who are appropriately licensed. The diagnostician must be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student.
The following guidelines are provided to assist the service provider in collaborating with each student to determine appropriate accommodations. Documentation serves as a foundation that legitimizes a student's request for appropriate accommodations. Required documentation includes:
Further assessment by an appropriate professional may be required if co-existing learning disabilities or other disabling conditions are indicated. The student and the disability specialist at the College collaboratively discuss appropriate accommodations, but the final decision with respect to the accommodation(s) to be provided by the College is at the sole discretion of the College.