This page provides a variety of free, downloadable documents containing information about APD-related issues, for parents and adults with APD, professionals and others. There are also documents written for all ages and some written for children which are also applicable to adults. Links to my support groups are on the Online Support page of this website.
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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.
APD INFORMATION FOR ALL
Our response to the LA replies
included information regarding appropriate signposting for specialist APD
testing, the legal obligation for schools to provide all reasonable adjustments
recommended by an APD specialist, the need for all co-morbid conditions to be
identified and fully supported, and the obligation of all sensory teams,Teachers
of the Deaf/ToDs etc. to support APD in the provision and use of assisted
listening devices to all children with APD where recommended on diagnosis, and that they must not only support children who also have hearing loss. We also stressed the need for support to be specific to the child's unique APD profile (and not the same provision as for a child with hearing loss). We also reminded them of the need to disseminate this information to all schools that they are responsible for.
Our full responses are also available below, for England and for Wales. If parents are told anything that is different to this, please remind them of this information that was sent to them and share this document.
APD Support UK Alert Cards - for all ages A credit sized alert card to carry, in a choice of designs to suit children, teenagers and adults - with a brief explanation of APD and a couple of ways that other people can help. © Alyson Mountjoy
APD tips for
Think carefully whether you/your child really must attend a family/social event
that might be stressful or distressing. Not everyone finds them enjoyable and
enforced socialisation can do more harm than good. If the answer is still ‘yes’
then follow these simple tips to help ease the stress (also useful for those
planning such an event). © Alyson Mountjoy
A visit to your GP or a hospital appointment can be a stressful and worrying experience without coping with APD. This one-page list of tips can help take some of the stress out of your visit. They can also be used if you are accompanying a child.
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