Guidelines for Documenting a Learning Disability
The University of Nicosia acknowledges that it is its proactive duty to serve the educational needs of all its students. As such it is committed to providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities in accordance with the policy of the University by doing its utmost to secure the necessary means, facilities and personnel.
To enable us to support each one of our students we will need individualized information. To facilitate the process submit a psychometric / psychological evaluation to the Admissions Office / Senior Academic Officer, A8 Main Building. The report should comprise of the following:
I. General Information
- Submit either the original report or a True Copy
- The report must be on a letterhead, typed, dated and signed
- Language: English and / or Greek
II. Psychologist / Specialist Information
The assessment must be conducted by a qualified professional. The following professionals would generally be considered qualified to evaluate specific learning disabilities:
- clinical or educational psychologists
- school psychologists
- learning disabilities specialists
The student must make sure to include the full credentials of the qualified professional (name, title, and professional credentials – including information about license or certification).
III. Neuropsychological and/or Psycho-educational Testing
For any test results submitted, include: (a) actual test scores, (b) detailed explanations and (c) interpretation of results (scores alone are not sufficient, a narrative should be included). Further, make a note if the student is receiving any kind of medication and whether there are any accompanying side-effects.
Part or all of this report might be provided to lecturers teaching a student with a learning disability. As such, to provide the appropriate support, the qualified professional ought to make individualized recommendations (e.g. extra time in exams, small breaks etc).
V. Recent Assessment
The report must provide adequate information about the student’s current level of functioning. The assessment must be dated within the last 3 years. If such information is missing and/or outdated, the student may be asked to provide a more recent or complete assessment.