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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:

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.

On-Campus Resources

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

Jessica Horsfall, Ph.D,, Bellevue (425) 761-8928

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

Additional Resources

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

National Center for Learning Disabilities