Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers

Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers

by Michael Gordon
     
 

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Which psychiatric, learning, and physical disorders warrant academic and test-taking accommodations under the ADA? What are the best approaches for conducting evaluations, writing reports, and reviewing documentation? With balance and clarity, this manual outlines how the ADA applies to a wide range of mental and physical impairments within higher education

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Overview

Which psychiatric, learning, and physical disorders warrant academic and test-taking accommodations under the ADA? What are the best approaches for conducting evaluations, writing reports, and reviewing documentation? With balance and clarity, this manual outlines how the ADA applies to a wide range of mental and physical impairments within higher education settings. Cutting through the morass of ambiguity surrounding current disability law, the book outlines a series of fundamental principles and actual clinical/administrative procedures. Contributors draw upon extensive hands-on experience with managing ADA issues to provide helpful diagnostic roadmaps, sample evaluations, reproducible forms, and resource listings. An appendix presents the most current consensus guidelines (developed by two prominent national organizations) for the documentation of both learning disabilities and ADHD in adolescents and adults.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Ten contributors<-->including an attorney; manager of the Office of Test Accommodation, the National Board of Medical Examiners; and professors of psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine<-->offer a wide lens on the implementation and colliding agendas related to providing reasonable accommodations under Public Law 101-336, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The primary focus is on documentation required for ADA claims in higher education, the majority of which are based on learning and psychiatric disorders rather than physical disabilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"This book is the perfect primer for lawyers who want to understand how the ADA applies to higher education and professional testing. It provides a crystal clear window into the identification of psychiatric, learning, and physical disorders, and should be in the library of every attorney involved with disability law." --Nancy C. Hill, Esq., Partner in the law firm of Carey, Hill & Scott, Charleston, West Virginia

"This book provides well-written, practical, and user-friendly guidance for professionals who deal with students claiming a need for accommodations in instruction or testing....A 'must-read' for any clinician or administrator who handles these types of student-oriented disability issues." --David K. Fram, Esq., Director, ADA & EEO Services, National Employment Law Institute

"This book does not shy away from the important questions, challenges, and controversies facing the accommodation process. It expands the grasp of tools available to educators and administrators committed to doing the right thing by the students and institutions they serve." --Louise Harding Russell, Director, Student Disability Resource Center, Harvard University

"[This book] should be essential reading for any clinician evaluating students who are requesting educational accommodations under the ADA. It provides detailed information concerning how to conduct appropriate evaluations of mental disabilities, particularly ADHD and learning disabilities, to specifically examine educational accommodation need and rationale." --John D. Ranseen, PhD

Contemporary Psychology

"Important and timely....Gordon, Keiser, and other contributors raise the big questions that need to be asked."--Contemporary Psychology
Readings

"An exceptionally valuable resource."--Readings
ADA Update

"Will be of interest to anyone who is in the position of making judgments about whether a person is entitled to an accommodation under the ADA. The book is particularly useful in describing what type of background reports should be prepared to document clinical conditions and to inform applicants of an employer's disability-related decision."--ADA Update

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572303591
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/26/1998
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.51(d)

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