The UCS offers specialized evaluation for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder (ADD) to University of Iowa students. Often, students who have been diagnosed with a learning disability or ADD while attending grade school or high school find that they must repeat this testing in order to receive accommodations here at The University of Iowa. Also, University students sometimes have learning disabilities or ADD that have not yet been diagnosed or have been misdiagnosed. Options for this testing can be discussed here at the UCS.
To initiate this testing consultation, please call (319) 335-7294 and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our staff members who specializes in this service. The staff member will conduct a “psychoeducational interview” wherein you will be asked to discuss your academic concerns/history. The purpose of this interview is to determine if a full evaluation should be done. If a full psychoeducational evaluation is warranted, information will be shared during the interview about when the evaluation can begin. At times, particularly once the semester is well underway, there may be a lengthy wait to begin the actual testing process, so please call as soon as you have determined that this is a service you would like to obtain. There is a $75 fee for materials involved in this testing, and the testing itself typically takes from 6 to 10 hours over the course of several weeks. When testing is complete, you will be provided with a full testing report which will contain diagnostic information and recommendations.
The UCS is fully aware of and meets the documentation requirements for Student Disability Services. Student Disability Services (SDS) facilitates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities so that these students have equal access to University programs and activities, and can participate fully in all aspects of University life. For further information regarding documentation requirements, please visit the SDS webpage at http://www.uiowa.edu/~sds/.