Criteria for Accepting Documentation of Disabilities
In order to assure that all departments of the University use the same definition and evaluation model for determination of a disability, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has established the following criteria for acceptance of documentation of a disability:
- Documentation must be dated within six years of the student’s application for services. Older documentation will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the type of documentation and the thoroughness of recommendations for accommodations.
- The documentation must clearly state that a student has a disability and may include:
- Level of cognitive functioning
- Cognitive processing deficits
- Areas of academic deficit
- Results from appropriate assessment instruments will be accepted to document disability. This may include:
- Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-Revised
- Stanford-Binet IV
- Documentation must include a summary of standard scores, sub-scale scores, and/or percentile ranks based on published norms.
- Achievement indices must include information for:
- Written language (written expression)
- Reading (decoding, comprehension, and reading rate)
- Mathematics (problem solving and mathematical calculation)
- Additional achievement measures, as appropriate.
- In order for the University to provide appropriate modifications, specific cognitive and/or neurological processing strengths and weaknesses should be discussed in the report. Southeastern Oklahoma State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 504 and 508, which state, “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States…shall, solely on the basis of a disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.”
For further information concerning this policy, please contact the Coordinator of Student Disability Services at (580) 745–2254.
Updated by Committee 8/24/06
Approved by Committee 11/8/06 ADA Committee