This page contains books, blogs and articles on APD by Alyson Mountjoy, Chair of APD Support UK to further awareness of APD and provide advice, strategies and links to support.

PLEASE NOTE: Each book is also available to borrow via your local library by providing the title, author and ISBN number listed below.

"Auditory Processing Disorder (APD):
Identification, Diagnosis and Strategies
for Parents and Professionals"

by Alyson Mountjoy

A step-by-step guide to diagnosing and managing Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

This book provides details of APD identification, diagnosis, acceptance, strategies for children at home and at schools. It also details self-advocacy for children and parents, and co-existing conditions, and includes a chapter for adults, one on supporting teenagers, and one on anxiety and stress. There are also downloadable case studies of parents and adults with APD.

Receiving 5-star ratings on Amazon, and with professional and parental endorsements, it is recommended by parents, teachers, SENCOs, APD professionals and more, both in the UK and internationally.

[If you don’t want to buy this book, it is available to borrow from your local library].

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"Can I tell you about
Auditory Processing Disorder?"
by Alyson Mountjoy

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Age Range: 7 years and up
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publisher
  • Publication date: 21 May 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178592494X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785924941

With professional forewords and recommendations. 

[If you don’t want to buy this book, it is available to borrow from your local library].

About the book

In this friendly guide, a girl called Amy tells all about her Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Together with her friend Tom and sister Lucy, Amy explains how every child with APD is affected in unique ways, and how to get help if you have APD.

This illustrated guide is ideal for helping children aged 7+ with APD to understand the condition, while increasing their self-esteem and confidence. Explaining about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and co-morbidity in child-friendly terms, it dispels myths and encourages children to self-advocate and seek help at home and at school. It is also an excellent starting point for parents, teachers and other professionals wishing to tailor support to the type and severity of a child's APD, and includes a helpful list of recommended sources for additional support.


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About the author

Alyson Mountjoy is the founder and Chair of APD Support UK. She has over 20 years' experience in supporting families, researching and writing about APD. 

About the illustrator

Kelly Davies is a freelance artist specialising in portraits and fan art. Commissions undertaken on request.

Website:  http://crisisenvy.com/



by Alyson Mountjoy

Written at the request of the award-winning Jessica Kingsley Publishers following the publication of Alyson Mountjoy's latest APD book, this blog  touches on some of the many issues discussed in the book itself.

Or visit https://blog.jkp.com/ and search for The secret of Auditory Processing Disorder/APD

 APD and More 

In addition to her books on APD, Alyson also has a blog about Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and other disabilities will contain information on diagnosis, coping strategies and a range of other topics. Blog posts will be posted periodically and relate to various aspects of life with APD, plus discussion of some of the many other conditions that can co-exist alongside APD, compounding its  effects (and vice versa).

Topics will include the effects of APD on people of all ages, the vital support needed from their family and friends, also from colleagues, employers, education and other professionals, and more.

Please visit the "APD and More Blog" or click the image or individual blog posts on the right.

  1. "Diamonds" - About APD and how those with this condition can achieve.

  2. "Seeds" - About the need to choose our words carefully when speaking to children.




by Alyson Mountjoy

A blog post written for Hidden Disabilities, producers of
Sunflower lanyards and cards.

A printable version to share

Making sense of APD at work- FINAL.pdf Making sense of APD at work- FINAL.pdf
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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower cards alert people that the wearer needs additional support, help or a little more time. They are recognised across a wide range of retailers, financial services, transport including over 130 airports, travel and tourism as well as over 450 universities, schools and colleges, all of the UK railway network, theme parks, supermarkets, leisure facilities, healthcare, financial services, emergency services, theatres and over 350 charities. They are available for a range of invisible disabilities and conditions. You can buy a Hidden Disabilities APD card here.  

by Alyson Mountjoy

This article on APD was written for "The Brain Charity" a charity which supports people with neurological conditions. It was first published in their newsletter "The Nerve" in their September/October 2021 issue Please click the image opposite to access this article now available on their website.


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