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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.
AN APD GUIDE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
The following document addresses the reported lack of APD awareness that currently exists among certain UK medical professionals, particularly around the areas of identification and the referral of patients seeking an accurate diagnosis. It explains why various commonly-held views are incorrect (and potentially damaging to patients) and aims to dispel some of the myths that currently exist.
Even if you think you know how to identify APD and its effects, also where/why/how to refer parents and patients appropriately for an accurate diagnosis, please read the facts. They may surprise you.
APD REFERRAL PROCESS
A guide on the
referral process for APD for medical professionals is also available below as a separate document. Also a new brief APD factsheet to share.
Further information on APD and a list of specialist testing centres are available here on the About APD page
A one-page document containing a brief list of basic facts about APD. It is intended to signpost those who have APD to this website, and those who suspect APD, or simply want to learn more about it. Please share with anyone you feel needs to know more about APD.
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Experiences of Patients With Auditory Processing Disorder in Getting Support in Health, Education, and Work Settings: Findings From an Online Survey
MORE UK AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
Below you will find a selection of other research articles on APD by eminent international professionals. More will be added as time goes by.
The APD MESHGUIDE https://www.meshguides.org/guides/node/1432 Campbell N, Grant P, Rosen S and Moore D. 2018. The APD MESHGuide was commissioned by the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Foundation. It offers a comprehensive and readable snapshot of what is happening around the world, the evidence-base for APD, guidance for assessment and intervention, and practical handouts. It promotes a high standard of research and evidence-based care and encourages both international and multi-disciplinary collaboration. The aim is to empower professionals, funders and parents in their decision making, and help move the field forward.
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- Please follow us and share our posts to help spread awareness of APD.
- We also have a Promoting APD page for those professionals who would like to join us in requesting the provision of additional specialist testing centres across the UK.
- Supportive professionals are welcome to join the UK group "APD Support for UK Parents" to see how APD affects children with APD in real terms, at home and in education.
- "Adults with APD" is our international group for adults and that is also open to supportive professionals.
- Our "APD Support for UK Adults" group is only open to adults who have APD themselves.
- Anyone wishing to join any of our groups must answer all 3 questions.
- Please visit our Online Support page for details.