Individuals with a variety of physical, emotional, cognitive, attentional and learning disabilities may qualify for specific accommodations such as extended time, smaller classroom, note taker, or use of a laptop when taking standardized tests, such as the FCAT and entrance examinations such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT and GMAT. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act includes certain protections for individuals with bona fide, well documented disabilities.
In order to qualify for these accommodations, formal testing is a necessary part of the overall plan. This testing must be both current and comprehensive with a report that meets very specific requirements that vary from organization to organization. This assessment must be conducted by a professional with the appropriate credentials and experience. I have over twenty five years of experience conducting these evaluations and maintain licenses in both Psychology and School Psychology.
It is very important to be aware of test dates as well as the time parameters necessary to complete testing, which may take four or more hours to complete as well as the time necessary to prepare the reports and supply the information to the testing board so that the information can be reviewed in time for accommodations to be put in to place. I have included links to the various organizations including the steps necessary and requirements to obtain accommodated testing.
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Scott Roseman, Ph.D. – Consulting Psychologist