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Approval Guidelines for SNAP Services

To be approved for services based on a learning disability, the student must submit two copies of a psychoeducational assessment that meets the following criteria:

1) Be administered within the last three years
2) Be administered by one of the following:
  - Licensed psychologist
  - Ph. D. psychologist
  - School psychologist
  - Ed.D. psychometrist or educator
3) Include a:
  - measure of intelligence
  - measure of achievement
4) Include a report from the evaluator which contains:
  - a diagnosis
  - all scores
  - an explanation of scores
  - the evaluator's signature and credentials


To be approved for SNAP Services based on a physical or psychological disability, the student must submit two copies of medical documentation that meets the following criteria:

1) Be evaluated within the last three years (impact of disability or accommodation needs may vary with some disabilities over time and situations)
2) Be evaluated by a professional qualified to diagnose the particular disability
3) Evaluation must include:
  - Diagnosis (DMS-IV, if applicable) and date of diagnosis
  - Current Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) if applicable
  - Dates of treatment, treatment provided and/or appropriate reports (e.g., audiogram)
  - An explanation of the functional impact of the disability in an educational setting
  - The evaluator's signature and credentials

Medical documentation forms are available at the Center for Disability Services. The evaluator, in lieu of a written report, may complete such a form.


To be approved for services based on an attention deficit disorder, the student must submit two copies of an evaluation that meets the following criteria:

1) Be evaluated within the last three years
2) Be administered by one the the following:
  - Licensed psychologist
  - Ph.D. psychologist
  - School psychologist
  - Psychiatrist
  - M.D. specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of learning problems.
3) Evaluation must include:
  - a complete history
  - an evaluation of symptoms based on the DSM-IV criteria
  - a continuous performance test CPT) or a set of behavior ratings
  - assessment to rule out similar or related conditions
4) Reports must include:
  - a diagnosis
  - any scores or results of CPT or behavior ratings
  - an explanation of the scores or ratings
  - the evaluator's credentials, licensing number, and signature


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Contact CDS Updated 03/11/02