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ADD/ADHD Evaluation

Steps for getting an ADD/ADHD Evaluation 

  1. Find out if your insurance carrier covers this and if they require a referral from your family physician (Try calling the number on the reverse side of your insurance card, which is usually for questions regarding mental health benefits.)

2.   If you do need a referral, then schedule an appointment with your family physician first.

            Note: Some “key words” for your physician to use when he/she writes a referral are: “Having academic challenges with college” and “Needs a psycho-educational evaluation.”

  1. Your insurance carrier may give you with a list of their approved providers. If  they don’t, then you are free to choose your own provider.  However, you will be entirely responsible for the cost.

Your family physician may be able to give you the names of people or agencies that provide this type of service.

You can also contact your local high school guidance department, or your county’s community college (the counseling or academic advisement office) for a list of  sources.

  1. If /when you receive any official diagnosis, be sure to make an appointment to register with The College of New Jersey’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC).   You may be entitled to some types of academic accommodation.  However, you must complete your affiliation with ARC (which includes submitting the Affiliation Form, submitting the medical/clinical documentation, and providing copies of any past accommodations in high school or other colleges).

 

Accessibility Resource Center

130 Roscoe West

Phone: 609-771-3199      Fax: 609-637-5121

Email: arc@tcnj.edu

Meghan L. Sellet, M.Ed., CRC
Director, Accessibility Support Center

Lynn Ann Cornell –  Program Assistant

Please visit the website of

Accessibility Resource Center

for lots more information and other types of resources

  https://arc.tcnj.edu

Learning Disability Evaluation

Learning Disability Evaluation Information

Colleges are not required to provide evaluations for students with disabilities.

Colleges are required to provide reasonable accommodations once a student provides appropriate disability documentation.

Disability Support Services (DSS) is available to process college accommodations for persons with documented disabilities.

To pursue an evaluation to determine a Learning Disability and to generate supporting documentation, consult  your insurance provider for an evaluation from a psychologist or a learning disability testing specialist (LDTC) for “college academic difficulties”.

Your family physician may be able to give you the names of people or agencies that provide evaluations and a referral, if required.

Your local high school counseling department or your county’s community college (the counseling or academic advisement office) may have for a list of providers.

Review the DSS documentation guidelines at http://differingabilities.page.tcnj.edu to assist you in guiding your evaluator on the documentation required for college accommodations.

If during the evaluation, there is any indication that college level foreign language will be a challenge, have the provider specifically verify the challenge and write a recommendation for course substitution.

If an evaluation determines you  have a learning disability, have a hard copy of the complete report, including testing results, on professional letterhead , sent to:

Disability Support Services

130 Roscoe West

PO Box 7718

Ewing NJ 08628-0718

Phone 609 771 3199             Fax 609 637 5121

Once it is confirmed that your papers are in place call 609 771 3199 or stop by 130 Roscoe West to schedule an appointment to review and determine your college disability accommodations.

Be advised, the evaluation process can take a month or longer. Disability accommodations are not retroactive but begin once you have provided acceptable documentation and processed your accommodation request by meeting with the DSS Administrator.

 

Suggested Supports for Academic Difficulties

While Seeking an Evaluation for a Learning Disability

 

Communicate directly with your advisor, your faculty, and any academic counselors about your academic challenges as soon as possible.   Review your status in the course and any individual adjustments you can review together that may assist with completing the course.

 

Be aware of the option of requesting an Incomplete for a course if you have been attending class and making every effort toward the coursework.  Incompletes must be approved by each individual faculty member on a case by case basis. Incompletes work best for classes including independent work and projects but may not work for classes requiring group work, in class presentations, or numerous exam or quizzes.

 

Tutoring Services is available for most academic subjects, Phone: 609-771-3325 Email: tutoring@tcnj.edu .

 

Your faculty and/or advisor can refer you to the Center for Academic Success (CAS)for study skills and time management support.  Phone: 609-771-3452- Email: cas@tcnj.edu

 

Psychological Counseling Services – Eickhoff  Hall Room 107- 609-771-2247 – psycouns@tcnj.edu is available for counseling .  Be sure to let the counselor know you have already consulted the Office of Differing Abilities Services and have been directed on how to receive an evaluation.

 

Consider your course load to see if any adjustment is possible. If necessary, consider a course withdrawal  to reduce your course load or protect your GPA.   Be aware of the impact of course reduction on degree completion, scholarship, medical coverage, etc.  Verify with Records and Registration the last day to withdraw from a course for the current semester.

 

Make sure your faculty and advisors are aware of the steps you are taking so they can have a clear understanding of the evaluation process, your efforts toward addressing your learning challenges, and your efforts to register with ODAS for disability accommodations.

Affiliation Form

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (TCNJ)
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (DSS)
ROSCOE WEST, 130
EWING, NEW JERSEY 08628
PHONE: (609) 771-3199
FAX (609) 637-5121

DSS AFFILIATION FORM

PLEASE NOTE: As part of the affiliation process, you must submit documentation of disability. This documentation should be reflective of how your disability may impact or intersect with the college experience. This documentation (on letterhead) should be nor more than three (3) years old and be provided by a licensed professional. By completing this form, you are notifying TCNJ that you may be requesting reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability.

 

Name:   Date:  
       
Address:  
       
Cell Phone:   Other Phone:  
       
TCNJ email:   Student ID:  
Identify your disability:

 

Describe any previous accommodations that you may have used:

 

 

What accommodations will you be requesting at TCNJ?

 

Do you have any questions at this time?

 

Upon completion, please return both your affiliation form and documentation to DSS via fax or mail. If you have additional questions or concerns about the process for connecting with DSS at TCNJ, please contact:

Meghan L. Sooy, M.Ed., CRC
Director, Disability Support Services
sooym@tcnj.edu
(609)771-3199

 

Housing Notice!

TIMELY HOUSING NOTICE FOR CURRENT TCNJ STUDENTS:
As of February 4, 2011, all current TCNJ disability housing requests for Fall 2011, have been processed through DSS. 
Current students seeking disability housing accommodations after this date are still advised to register with DSS, but will need to proceed through the regular housing lottery process.  Should the regular housing lottery process not meet your needs for accommodations, students are advised to apply to the  housing wait list. After February 4th, any additional eligible disability housing accommodation requests approved through DSS will be put forward to Housing to be considered through the housing waitlist process.  Further questions regarding specific housing lottery procedures and the waitlist process should be directed to housing@tcnj.edu.

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

  • Any students who require housing accommodations must follow all standard housing procedures in addition to communicating directly with Disability Support Services (DSS).
  • For those seeking employment, take a look at Gettinghired.com, they have some new employers listed, who are disability inclusive.
  • Be aware of all upcoming school deadlines found on TCNJ’s calendar
  • For all NEW/ POTENTIAL students, please refer to this link for helpful and additional information.
  • Looking for a TCNJ sponsored certificate program instead of the traditional college degree program? Check out the Career & Community Studies (CCS) program.
  • If you are seeking an evaluation for a potential learning disability in order to recieve accommodations, please check out the following links.

Learning Disability Evaluation Information     ADD/HD Evaluation

Please be advised that this website is a continuous work in progress and that changes will be made daily. Feel free to email odas@tcnj.edu with any additions you would like us to make or any questions you may have. Thank You!

Last updated: September 1, 2011

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