What is meant by “testing accommodations”?
Testing accommodations can be granted for impairment due to medical conditions like ADD, ADHD, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic problems or psychiatric disorders like bipolar illness or others. If you are on medication that induces fatigue or restlessness, that may qualify too. Psychological disorders such as depression or anxiety also can qualify if they impair functioning and the individual has been in therapy prior to the evaluation. Those who qualify may receive extended time on the tests, extra breaks, a paper-based exam instead of testing on a computer, and other forms of assistance. The results of an evaluation may surprise you. Going into an assessment, you may think that your functioning is very impaired, but the tests may show that you're not as limited as you think. In addition, because testing techniques have improved, and some evaluations are more comprehensive than others, a more recent evaluation may generate conclusions different from those shown in previous evaluations. Undergoing an evaluation does not mean you will be given special accommodations. The difficulties presented must qualify as a disability per the above criteria. Documentation must be submitted well in advance, so don't wait till the last minute to come for an evaluation! These evaluations can take much longer and are more extensive than school-related evaluations. One reason for this is that testing boards require an extensive and detailed personal history. Take this into account when you decide when to schedule an evaluation. YedaPlus works with psychologists who are experienced in evaluating students for accommodations on various college/university entrance exams. Contact us for more information. I have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD or Dyslexia-Dyscalculia.
Can I receive extra time on the tests? How do I apply for special SSD (Students with Disabilities) accommodations?
Yes, you may receive extra time and "accommodations" for ADHD, ADD and disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as well. Contact Yeda Plus at 1700-709-907 or www.yedaplus.co.il for details. Our counselors are trained to help you fill out the proper forms and obtain the official diagnostic tests. We also arrange for translations of previous tests you may have taken.
Extra time granted may be 150 % or essentially unlimited (with a reader assigned to you). You need to send in your translated tests and application and you will be given a test date. Contact Yeda Plus for more details 1700-709-907 www.yedaplus.co.il
Can Yeda Plus help me in applying for extended time for disabilities for the SAT test, the GRE test and the TOEFL test?
Yes, Yeda Plus counselors can assist test takers in filling out the required forms from the ETS (GRE and TOEFL) and the College Board (SAT) and in obtaining the necessary documentation and translations.
Yeda Plus works closely with an American trained Ph.D Psychologist in preparing materials required in applying for accommodations (i.e. extra time and other assistance such as readers and writers). There is a fee for these services from Yeda Plus.
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