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Kent State University does not discriminate based on disability in its programs and activities.
If you are seeking permanent or temporary disability related accommodations on the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) campus you may contact the KSUCPM Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office: Gina Ralston (firstname.lastname@example.org / 216-916-7499) or Lorie Evans (email@example.com / 216-916-7489), or walk-in visit.
The KSUCPM SAS Office is located in the Student Affairs Hallway across from Tutoring Room C.
How do I provide documentation of my disability?
KSUCPM Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support services for students with documented disabilities. KSUCPM SAS utilizes an interactive, case-by-case approach when determining eligibility for services and reasonable accommodations. Students requesting accommodations from KSUCPM SAS may be required to provide documentation regarding their specific disability. This documentation should demonstrate a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (and the ADA As Amended in 2008).
There are multiple ways for students to provide their documentation to KSUCPM SAS:
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with Learning Disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights to accommodations based upon documentation. The documentation must indicate that the disability substantially limits some major life activity, including learning. The following guidelines were developed by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), and are provided in the interest of assuring that documentation is appropriate to verify eligibility and to support requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids.
THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL OR PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION
The neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation for the diagnosis of a specific Learning Disability must be submitted on letterhead of the qualified professional, and it must provide clear and specific evidence of a Learning Disability. It is not acceptable to administer one test, nor is it acceptable to base a diagnosis on only one of the several subtests. Specifically, the evaluation must adhere to the following criteria:
MINIMALLY, DOMAINS TO BE ADDRESSED MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A complete aptitude battery is required with all subtests and standard scores. An adult level battery should be administered, if appropriate. This should include one of the following:
Note: The Slosson Intelligence Test-Revised and the Kaufman Adult Intelligence Test do not constitute adequate intelligence test measures.
A complete aptitude battery is required with all subtests and standard scores. This battery may include current levels of academic functioning in Reading (decoding and comprehension), Mathematics, and Written Language. Acceptable instruments include, but are not limited to:
Note: The Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised is not a comprehensive measure of Achievement, and therefore is not acceptable if used as the sole measure of achievement. Also, the Nelson-Deny is not an appropriate diagnostic measure of Reading achievement. It is a useful screening instrument when administered under standardized conditions, but it should not be used as basis for diagnosis.
C. Information Processing
Specific areas of information processing (i.e. short- and long-term memory; sequential memory; auditory and visual perception/processing; processing speed; executive functioning; motor ability) must be assessed. Acceptable instruments include but are not limited to:
These guidelines are designed to assist individuals who have documented Learning Disabilities in receiving reasonable accommodations under the law. By providing a current and comprehensive battery of tests, which support the requests for accommodation on the basis of substantial limitation to learning, each individual will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate his/her abilities at the post-secondary, graduate and professional level as well as with testing and licensing agencies. Please feel free to contact our office if you need any clarification of these guidelines.
Feel free to contact the KSUCPM SAS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org / 216-916-7499 or 216-916-7489 if you have questions, need assistance, or would like to schedule an appointment.
You may find additional information on services available at the KENT Campus SAS office in the SAS Student Handbook.