ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
The aim of this website is simply to provide FREE information about Auditory Processing Disorder/APD and links to support for living with this disabling condition. It is for anyone who has APD or suspects it, wants information on this subject, wants to support those that have APD at any age, or simply learn more about it.
Although based in the UK, this website provides information to
everyone, everywhere: APD is a global condition. APD is for life.
APD facts, tips, and events are available every week on our social media pages and on our Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/APDSupportUK
PLEASE NOTE: The documents on this website are in black ink on
white paper. For those with dyslexia or visual processing difficulties, it is
advised to print the documents on recycled paper, to minimise glare, or on
paper in a colour that you find easy to read. You can also change the
background colour on .pdf and Word documents to make them more accessible.
New content added where indicated below.
the "About APD" document (explaining APD, the effects and myths
surrounding it, FAQs). Including "APD testing centres" with details of
referral, testing and diagnosis in the UK, plus criteria sheets from some of
the main testing centres. Also, a one-page, basic "APD Factsheet" to share.
documents: "An APD guide for medical professionals" as well as the appropriate "APD referral guide" process" for professionals. NEW "An APD guide for employers." Also, links to international research publications and professional articles
about APD. New work-related and education-based content added.
NEW: FOR ALL
ARE YOU APD-AWARE?
Do you run a UK disability organisation/charity? People
with APD normally have any number and vaiety of co-existing conditions, so your members might
also have APD. Please message us if you are interested in sharing our
website and APD details, and we will share yours as being APD-aware. email@example.com
APD SUPPORT UK MISSION STATEMENT
As an unincorporated association of like-minded individuals, our aim is to provide support and advice on the unique nature of APD, and promote:
• awareness and recognition of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) as a
disability throughout the United Kingdom (UK) and beyond;
• standardised UK-wide specialist, multi-discipline APD testing for individuals of all ages;
• standardised UK-wide training for education, medical and other professionals and organisations in the recognition, diagnosis and support of individuals with APD of all ages;
• wider research into APD, and;
• provision of lifelong, tailored support in education, work and all aspects of life for individuals with APD of all ages, to accommodate their unique APD profile and any/all other co-morbid conditions and their level of disability.
CAN YOU HELP?We have an ongoing "APD Facts" feature on social media on Mondays and Thursdays and upcoming events information is posted when appropriate.Please follow us and share our posts to help raise awareness of APD.
[Please use the social media links via the images below].
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Mountjoy or others as specified, all rights reserved.
Permission is granted to use/print/copy and distribute all information/articles provided, but only if done so unchanged and with copyright/authorship referenced to protect the intellectual property of any and all authors. Downloadable documents from this website are not for sale or profit.
- Any information provided via this website, the Facebook groups, and handouts is based on over 20 years of experience, interactions and research, gained while supporting parents of children with APD and adults with APD.
- This website and content are not intended to provide medical or legal advice, and they should not be taken as such. We just signpost readers to appropriate providers of APD testing, provide information and support for individuals and families affected by APD, and quote readily available legislation already in the public domain to inform people with APD of their rights. Readers are free to make up their own minds, use any recommendations as they see fit, and seek medical or legal advice as they feel appropriate.
- Parents and adults with APD are free to choose where they seek diagnosis, but be aware that only a consultant in audiovestibular medicine (NHS or private) using specialist tests is qualified to say for certain whether APD is present. Anything else is mere speculation. Assessments elsewhere might be incomplete or incorrect and may not constitute a valid diagnosis without the appropriate professional training, testing, and experience to interpret the results efficiently.
- The authors as listed on each document provided hold the copyright to all content.
- Website content was written by Alyson Mountjoy, © held, all rights reserved.
- All images used on this website are used in good faith as copyright-free.
- The APD Support UK logo was designed by Ni-Shou Tran.