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.

This website 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.  

Alyson Mountjoy - Chair APD Support UK.


The following pages can be accessed by the panels below and the links at the top of each page. 

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.



This page explains APD, discusses the effects and myths surrounding it and answers many commonly-asked questions (via  a handout to print/share). There is also a downloadable document containing full details of referral, testing and diagnosis in the UK, plus criteria sheets from some of the main testing centres.


This page 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. You are welcome to join the one/s that match your needs (depending on age and location). 


This page contains many downloadable documents and articles about education, work and living with APD, for you to print/ share.   


This page contains details of Alyson Mountjoy's books on APD and her blogs.

"Can I tell you about Auditory Processing Disorder"  A book from the award-winning Jessica Kingsley Publishers explaining APD for children, parents and professionals.

NEW:"Auditory Processing Disorder/APD (Identification, Diagnosis and Strategies for Parents and Professionals)"  -  A new book from Jessica Kingsley Publishers for parents and professionals, published 18th March 2021.

NEW"The secret of Auditory Processing Disorder/APD"  - Written for Jessica Kingsley Publishers following the publication of her latest APD book, this new blog piece  touches on some of the many issues discussed in the book itself.

The page also contains information on her APD blog, "APD and More."


This page contains requests from research projects which need your help as volunteers. It also provides links to international APD research and information. NEW - a survey for audiologists (both in the UK and internationally) on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on APD Clinical practice .


This page contains links to other invisible disability websites for information and support.

The website owner, Alyson Mountjoy, has over 20 years experience in supporting people with APD and is Chair of the organisation APD Support UK.This is the mission statement for the organisation APD Support UK.


"As an unincorporated association of like-minded individuals, our aim is to 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."


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, 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. It is not medical opinion, and should not be taken as such. 
  • Readers are free to make up their own minds and use the recommendations as they see fit.
  • 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) 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 and experience.
  • All images used on this website are copyright-free.
  • The APD Support UK logo was designed by Ni-Shou Tran.



Please email if you need further information for yourself, your child, or a person with APD (or suspected APD) in your care as an educational or medical professional. 

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