Verification Of Physical Disabilities

A student with a physical disability must provide professional verification certified by a licensed physician, psychologist, audiologist, speech pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other professional health care provider who is qualified in the diagnosis of the disability. Verification must reflect the student’s present level of functioning and the major life activity affected by the disability. The student shall provide the verification documentation to the Office of Student Disability Services. The cost of obtaining an evaluation shall be borne by the student.

If the initial verification is incomplete or inadequate to determine the present extent of the disability and appropriate accommodations, the college shall have the discretion to require supplemental assessment of a physical disability. The cost of the supplemental assessment shall be borne by the student.

Adapted from the University of Houston Law Center Handbook for Applicants and Students with Disabilities.

February 1997