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by beatthegmat » Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:57 pm
Very interesting discussion. Thanks Tova and Barak.
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by Tova » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:05 pm
I am very familiar with what is required by GMAt for testing modifications.

First, get your medication dosage re assessed. There are different things out on the market, Ritalin, LA, concerta, Adderal and sometimes less is more. Too big a dosage can cause some aspects of ADHD to improve and other's to worsen and also too small a dosage is not completely effective.

To get testing modificaitnos, certainly a diagnosis is not enough but the fact that your were diagnosed early is in your favor because learning disabilities/ADHD appear early in life (though not always apparent).

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by beatthegmat » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:09 pm
Great info, Tova. I just added your post to the GMAT resources directory. Thanks!
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### To Erik: re ADHD or other disabilities

by Tova » Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:24 am
I'll be happy to answer any question.

Students should keep in mind that for accommodations on GMAT a person has to have a disability per the DSM IV psychiatric manuel, meaning, ADHD, a reading disability, writing disability, or "non specifice learning disability (that's also a category) PLUS meet disabilitity criteria of the Americans for Disabilities Act, meaning a person has to show "significant impairment" in at at least two areas of life's functioning: school, social situations or at work..

Here is where you need someone who knows how to interview properly to get at all the information for these disability evaluations.

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by hudsn » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:41 pm
do you think a leter from a surgeron will be sufficient to allow for extra time due to multipple surgeries in arm/shoulder/elbow

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### letter from surgeon and accommodations on GMAT

by Tova » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:54 am
I don't think a letter from a doctor will be enough unless you have the kind of problem i in which your writing arm is immobilized completely.

A letter is necessarily but should not discusss extra time or the like, just functional limitations based on the orthopedic problem.

An evaluation will expand on it by testing writing speed and eye hand coordination and discussing how that will affect your ability to take the test plus a full history and battery of tests. just go to someone who knows what he's doing.

You can ask GMAC directly by writing to testingaccommodations@gmac.com

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by hudsn » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:30 pm
thanks for your help. i emailed gmac and hopefully that will help

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by Stacey Koprince » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:40 am
Thanks, Tova, for your comments - it's good to know we've got someone around with direct experience helping people to get accomodations - I'm sure we'll be pestering you with all sorts of questions from now on!
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