STEPS to Register for Services
Office of Student Disability Services, USC Sumter
The Advisement and Counseling Office
Administration Building, Rm 101
Learning Disabilities (Not ADD/ADHD) Guideline
Guidelines for documentation
Must be typed, on letterhead
Must include Summary of a comprehensive interview
Comprehensive assessment of aptitude
suitable tests include: WAIS-III, WJ Tests of Cognitive Ability, Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test, or Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Comprehensive academic achievement battery
suitable tests include: WJ Tests of Achievement, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Stanford Test of Academic Skills, or Scholastic Abilities Test for Adults
An assessment of specific areas of information processing
Suitable tests include: subtests form the WJ Tests of Cognitive Ability, Subtests from the WAIS-III, or Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-3/Adult
Detailed description of how this impairment significantly limits a major life activity in an academic setting.
Report of explanations for academic problems that were ruled out, such as emotional problems, poor study skills, etc.
Should include a detailed description of the disability, including a DSM-IV-TR code.
Should include description of severity and longevity of the condition.
The evaluator should include any recommendations he/she has for appropriate accommodations for the student’s specific learning deficits within the context of the university environment.
Step 4: Arrive at your intake meeting prepared to talk with a staff member about yourself, your disability, accommodations, and responsibilities in the process.