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Physical and Health Impairments

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Functional Limitations: Documentation should indicate any functional limitations caused by the disorder and whether the limitations are temporary or long-term.
  4. Accommodation Recommendations: Specific recommendations for, and any history of previous academic accommodations provided for the functional limitations evaluated, should be included.
  5. 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.