Documentation: Physical Impairments
- Diagnostic Information: Documentation of physical conditions, for example, motor impairments, sensory impairments, and "invisible impairments" (chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiac problems, and renal insufficiencies), should be described, in addition to a written diagnosis. Appropriate additional medical records should be included.
- Treatment: Current pharmacological (type/dosage/side effects) information should be included, as well as other medical or rehabilitative interventions and what impact, if any, these interventions might have on the student's academic progress.
- Functional Limitations: Documentation should indicate any functional limitations caused by the disorder and whether the limitations are temporary or long-term.
- Accommodation Recommendations: Specific recommendations for, and any history of previous academic accommodations provided for the functional limitations evaluated, should be included.
- Evaluator Qualifications: Qualified professionals would include physicians specializing in the area of impairment, qualified specialists in vision and audition, and/or rehabilitative medicine specialists. Reports should be typed, signed, dated, and on professional letterhead. Relevant licensing and/or specialty certification and training credentials should be included, as appropriate.
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