WELCOME

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

Alyson Mountjoy - Chair APD Support UK.

APD SUPPORT UK PRESS RELEASE

Our press release is available
for you to read and share.

You can also download it here.

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WEBSITE CONTENTS

The pages on this website can be accessed via the page name or image on the panels below and the links at the top of each page. All documents are free to print and share but copyright must be respected.

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.

Contains 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.

Contains a list of APD testing centres that provide full APD testing for children and adults in England in Wales with criteria and the testing process; also, additional documents from some of those centres.New content added.
Contains documents and articles specific to parents and children with APD, including education (and some information that is relevant to  all ages).

Contains downloadable documents and articles specific to adults with APD including work-related issues (and some information relevant to all ages). 

Contains 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

Contains a variety of free, downloadable documents containing information on APD-related issues, suitable for parents and adults with APD, professionals and others. New content added: "The APD journey," Also, a survey of APD provision by Local Authorities in England and Wales and our response with recommendations for improvement to meet current legislation.
Contains a list of links to our UK and international Facebook groups which provide support and advice for families and individuals with APD/suspected APD and other co-existing conditions. Also, a guide to setting up a local, in-person support  group for those that want to do so
Home of our new, free newsletter "The Listener" with articles and information to enjoy and share. Contributors includes parents, adults with APD, teenagers, professionals, guest organisations. It also has personal tales of readers' APD journeys, items by children and for children, tips, news and views, plus APD Support UK updates on APD research, promotion, and support.
Issue 1 is available, Issue 2 will be out soon.
Contains details of Alyson Mountjoy's books on APD, articles on APD, her "APD and More" blog and other publications that she has contributed to concerning APD. (The books can be purchased or borrowed from your local library).
Contains the APD Support UK press release. Also, letter templates to use to campaign for more centres for full APD testing UK-wide, for all ages, and to address lack of reasonable adjustments for children and adults with APD in education at at work, plus an invitation to APD-aware organisations to link with us and be APD-aware.
Contains links to other invisible disability websites for information and support, including some that support families affected by APD and are "APD-aware.".

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. apd.support.uk@aol.co.uk


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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On Linkedin

CONTACT

The website owner, Alyson Mountjoy, Chair and founder of the organisation APD Support UK, has over 20 years experience in supporting those with APD and has written two books on the subject (one for children and one for parents and professionals) as well as many research, articles, blog posts and all the documents on this website.

Please email her if you have any queries about APD. apd.support.uk@aol.co.uk

DISCLAIMER


All text/documents on this website © Alyson 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.

 

CONTACT: apd.support.uk@aol.co.uk

  • 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.