Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

A comprehensive evaluation report from a physician, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, neurologist, or neuropsychologist, including:

* Clear statement of presenting problem; diagnostic interview
* Evidence of early and current impairment in a least two different environments (comprehensive history)
* Alternative explanations and diagnoses are ruled out
* Relevant test data with standard scores are provided to support conclusions, including   at least: WAIS-R, Woodcock-Johnson Psycho educational Battery-Revised, including Written Language; Behavioral Assessment Instruments for ADD/ADHD norm on adults
* Clearly stated diagnosis of ADD based upon DSM-IV criteria
* Defined levels of functioning and any limitations, supported by evaluation data
* Current report (within 3 years of enrollment date), dated and signed


Note:  High School IEP, 504 Plan, and/or a letter from a physician or other professional will not be sufficient to document ADD or ADHD.  Medication cannot be used to imply a diagnosis.