Disability Resources for Students
Resources for Learning Disabilities & ADHD
What is a Learning Disability & ADHD
Learning Disabilities and ADHD are a group of neurologically based difficulties that negatively impact a student’s ability to demonstrate specific academic skills. In the educational setting, these disabilities may interfere with speaking, listening, reading, writing, spelling, or computation. Such difficulties are not a reflection on a student’s overall intellectual ability.
Documentation for Learning Disabilities & ADHD
If you are not sure you have the documentation you need or do not have documentation at all, you are welcome to either:
- View the DRS documentation guidelines for a learning disability
- Attend, or phone into, a counselor on duty hour during the week; or
- Schedule a phone or in-person consultation meeting with a DRS counselor.
These options can help to determine what documentation for your disability you may need to provide.
Obtaining a Learning Disability & ADHD Assessment
In response to student requests, we have developed the following list of community resources. When working with any diagnostician, keep in mind that the UW does have specific requirements regarding the qualifications of diagnosticians and the type of diagnostic testing to be done. Please refer to the DRS website for a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Learning Disabilities prior to seeking your LD assessment. We recommend that you share these Documentation Guidelines with your diagnostician before initiating the evaluation.
Resource List of Learning Disabilities & ADHD Diagnosticians
The following list features psychologists and agencies with licensed psychologists qualified to diagnose learning disabilities & ADHD.
- It is not all inclusive and does not reflect all of the qualified diagnosticians in the area. For a greater selection of licensed psychologists in the area, refer to “Psychologists” in the yellow pages. Many list themselves as licensed. You will still need to ask them if they do learning disabilities assessments for adults.
- Please note that these resources are not affiliated or sponsored by UW DRS. The University of Washington (UW) does not recommend or endorse specific diagnosticians.
- Some providers may offer low fee evaluations or payment arrangements based on need. Please inquire with individual providers.
- Antioch Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic, Seattle (206)268-4840
- UW DRS is a site option when working with Antioch
- UW Learn Clinic, Seattle (206) 543-6511
Off-Campus Community Resources
Antioch Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic, Seattle (206)268-4840
Rochelle Coffey, Psy.D, Seattle (206) 525-5050
Timothy Coy, Ph.D, Bellevue (206) 931-3793
Sally Chung, Psy.D., Bellevue (206) 678-5852
Julie Davies, Ph.D, Seattle (206) 718-0906
Andrew Forsyth, Ph.D, Spokane (509) 353-9885
Jared Hellings, Psy.D, Everett (425) 259-1366
Deborah Hill, Ph.D, Seattle (206)364-6565
Michael Jenkins, Ph.D, Tacoma (253) 752-7320
Kristi Kwon, Ph.D, Bellevue (425) 635-0665
Elizabeth MacKenzie, Ph.D, Seattle (206) 932-2590
Fredric Provenzano, Ph.D, Seattle (206) 361-2343
Barrymore Rosellini, Ph.D, Seattle (206) 214-6454
Michael Sakuma, Ph.D Seattle (206) 251-8391
Nora Thompson, Ph.D, Edmonds (425) 640-6134, ext 2
Karen Sanders, Ph.D., Seattle, (206)269-0290
Jaime A.B. Wilson, Ph.D, Tacoma, American Sign Language (ASL) LD evaluations available
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDAWA): Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder , (425) 882-0820
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder