Required Documentation

Students providing appropriate documentation will be able to register with our Centre up to two weeks prior to the end of classes each semester. 

Students who would like to put in place academic accommodations at StFX must provide the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning with relevant documentation prepared by a regulated health professional practitioner (e.g., a physician, psychiatrist, registered psychologist).

Learning accommodations recommended for the academic setting will be put in place on an individual basis after a student has met with the Coordinator for the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning and explored the accommodation options that might be available.

The following list outlines the documentation necessary to access services offered by the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning:

Learning Disability: Psychoeducational assessment or neuropsychological assessment conducted by a psychologist or speech and language pathologist
 

ADHD/ADD: Psychoeducational assessment
 

Mental Health: Report of a psychological assessment conducted by a registered psychologist or a psychiatrist's consultation report. A permanent diagnosis should refer to the DSM IV or DSM V and the report should include a detailed list of accommodations that will be supportive in the academic setting.
 

Hearing Impairment: Audiology Assessment
 

Visual Impairment: Functional Visual Assessment
 

Mobility Impairment: Physician or specialist report
 

Medical Condition: Physician's report
 

Asperger Syndrome (AS): Report prepared by a psychologist or specialist
 

Anxiety/Depression: Report of a psychological assessment conducted by a registered psychologist or a psychiatrist's consultation report. A permanent diagnosis should refer to the DSM IV or DSM V and the report should include a detailed list of accommodations that will be supportive in the academic setting.
 

The Documentation you provide should:

  • Be current, dated within the last 5 years for students with learning disabilities, within the last year for students with medical disabilities, and updated periodically, particularly for students with chronic medical conditions.
  • Clearly describe the disability or condition and indicate that the diagnosis is permanent.
  • Make available the results of individual testing batteries or a summary of results where possible, or permission to disclose those results.
  • Most importantly, documentation should include detailed recommendations for accommodations that will enhance learning in the academic setting. Recommendations should be appropriate for a condition's manifestation.

Should you want to access support funding availabel through the Canada Student Loan system you will need to complete and submit a Medical Assessment Form to the student aid system in your home province; each province uses a unique form and you will find a form for your province on this page of LINKS to student aid websites:

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