Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosed neurobiological disorder that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as concentrating or performing essential job functions.
The most common symptoms include:
- Distractibility (poor sustained attention to tasks)
- Impulsivity (impaired impulse control and delay of gratification)
- Hyperactivity (excessive activity and physical restlessness)
Please keep in mind that the exact nature and severity of ADHD symptoms varies from person to person. ADHD is broken down into three different subtypes: Combined Type, Predominantly Inattentive Type, and Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type.
Please provide a copy of a recent professional evaluation (typically within the past three years) that discusses past and present symptoms. Your documentation should identify the disability, describe the limitations caused by the disability, and, if possible, it should recommend accommodations to be provided. The documentation should include information about the onset, longevity, and severity of the symptoms, including specific information about how the disability has interfered with educational achievement.