In order to receive services as a student with a physical or psychological disability, you must:
Be a currently enrolled CSUB student.
Return completed Intake Packet to the SSD Office, containing the following completed forms:
- Application for Services
- Consent for Release of Information
- Confidential Intake Questionnaire
- Verification of Disability Form, completed and meeting the following standards:
- Documentation must be provided by a professional qualified to diagnose the nature and extent of the disability;
- Documention from a professional must be no more than one year old; and
- Documention must contain a
specific diagnosis, state major life activities limited by the disability and resulting functional
limitations, prescribed medications, and prognosis.
Schedule an appointment with an appropriate SSD staff member in order to discuss eligibility and
The following is a brief summary of guidelines generally followed throughout the
California State University system.
- The evaluation must be performed by an individual qualified to diagnose learning disabilities. Examples of such
professionals include: Neurologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, Licensed Clinical
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, and Learning Disability Specialist.
- Current Documentation:--
- Documentation must be current, generally within the last five years.
- Documentation List:--
- Documentation must include: Date of assessment; Summary of procedures and assessment instruments
used; Summary of assessment/test results, including standard scores and ALL subtest scores; and Narrative
report including a clearly stated diagnosis, discussion of possible alternative explanations
for results, a statement of strengths and functional limitations, and suggestions for reasonable
accommodations which must be directly linked to the stated limitations (and supported by test scores).
- Documentation must include: Tests of Aptitude/Cognitive Ability--the preferred instrument is the Wechsler
Adult Intelligence Scale III. Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities or Stanford-Binet
Intelligence Scale IV are acceptable; Tests of Achievement--acceptable instruments include the WJ III Tests of
Achievement, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Stanford Test of Academic Skills, Scholastic Abilities Test
for Adults, or specific achievement tests such as the Test of Written Language 3, Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests-R,
and the Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics test. The Wide Range Achievement Test 3 and the Mini-Battery of Achievement
are NOT comprehensive measures of achievement and therefore are not suitable; Tests of Information Processing--
specific areas of information processing (e.g., short and long term memory, processing speed, auditory and
visual processing, fluid reasoning) must be assessed. Information from subtests on the WAIS 3 or the WJ III Tests
of Cognitive Ability, or the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-Adult as well as other instruments relevant
to the presenting learning problem(s) may be used to address these areas.
- Additionally, test SCORES must meet the university's guidelines for a student to receive
services related to the learning disability.