Educational Testing for Accommodations

High Stakes Exam Accommodations/Higher Education Entrance Exam

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with learning disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights to equal access to programs and services. For qualifying individuals, certain accommodations during exams may be granted. In order to obtain accommodations, the condition and impact on life activities, such as taking entrance exams, must be documented and submitted to the examination board by a qualified clinician. If you or your child has a history of a condition which may impact performance on an entrance exam, neuropsychological testing is the first step to obtaining accommodations.

Though we cannot guarantee accommodations will be granted, our doctors can provide a comprehensive evaluation, documentation of need, and rationale for accommodations. Accommodations granted may range from extra exam time, to additional breaks during the exam, to large font, to preferential seating, to alternative exam location. The doctors at CNS have experience in assessing for need for testing accommodations and working closely with exam boards and school IEP teams to ensure appropriate and necessary accommodations are provided as needed and as dictated by law.

For additional information on test-specific requirements, please visit the appropriate website:

SAT: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ssd/guidelines/sat

ACT:http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/chart.html

GREhttp://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/disabilities/accommodations

LSAThttp://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/accommodated-testing.asp

MCAT:https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/accommodations/

GMAThttp://www.gmac.com/gmat/prepare-candidates-for-the-exam-classroom/accomodations-for-test-takers-with-disabilities.aspx

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