ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition marked by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in others at a comparable level of development.To be diagnosed with ADHD, symptoms must negatively impact academic/occupational activities as well as social activities.In other words, ADHD would be expected to negatively impact more than just school functioning.
ADHD, predominantly inattentive presentation (formerly referred to as ADD): symptoms include a failure to give close attention to details, problems sustaining attention in tasks and taking them to completion, difficulty with organizing tasks, etc.2.
ADHD, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive presentation: symptoms include fidgetiness, appearing ‘on the go’ or as if ‘driven by a motor,’ frequently interrupting others, difficulty awaiting one’s turn, etc.3.
ADHD, combined presentation: a combination of the two subtypes above..2.
Schedule an Intake Appointment with one of our coordinators who work with students who have attention concerns by telephoning 801-422-2767.
This appointment will take approximately 30 minutes and will review your history and symptoms.3.
Bring a copy of your documentation supporting your diagnosis to the Intake Appointment.
If you do not have written documentation of your ADHD diagnosis, please print the Documentation of Disability form, have it completed by your treatment professional, and return it to the Accessibility Center in person or via fax (801-422-0174).
The Documentation of Disability form can be found .4.
During your Intake Appointment your coordinator will review your information and determine what accommodations and/or required further evaluation is applicable.**Your documentation of ADHD must be current (within the last five years) to qualify you for accommodations.
If it is older, updated documentation will be necessary.
The University Accessibility Center offers assessment for students who believe that they may have attention problems.