Diagnostic Report

The diagnostic report must include the following information

  • A diagnostic interview that addresses relevant historical information, past and current academic achievement, instructional foundation, past performance in areas of difficulty, age at initial diagnosis, and history of accommodations used in past educational settings and their effectiveness.
  • A list of all instruments used in the test battery.
  • Discussion of test behavior and specific test results.

A diagnostic summary statement with the following information

  • A clear and direct statement that a learning disability does or does not exist, including a rule-out of alternative explanations for the learning problems. Terms such as "appears," "suggests," or "probable" used in the diagnostic summary statement do not support a conclusive diagnosis.
  • A clear statement specifying the substantial limitations to one or more major life activities.
  • A psychometric summary of scores.
  • A recommendation for accommodations, including rationale.

Diagnosis of specific learning disabilities that do not contain psychoeducational measures may not be used for determining eligibility for academic accommodations. For example, school plans such as Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) or 504 Plans are not adequate documentation; however, they can be included with the required evaluation. DRS reserves the right to request reassessment when questions regarding previous assessment or previous service provision arise.