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Auditory Processing Disorder (abbreviated to ‘APD’) is a condition where, despite no hearing loss, a person cannot understand the sounds they hear. They may have difficulties with:

  • Understanding when listening
  • Self-expression using speech
  • Reading
  • Remembering instructions
  • Understanding spoken messages
  • Staying focused

Find out more information about Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (

How can ACM Education Guidance help with APD?

We will ensure that you get any access arrangements to which you are entitled and offer you access to the buddy system.

Using the recommendations from your diagnostic assessment as a guide, we can offer 1:1 tutorials that help you improve your:

  • Vocabulary and use of musical terminology
  • Use of assistive software
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Presentation skills

What to do next

Drop in: to the Education Guidance Centre in Global House to speak to Fiona or Helen
Phone: 01483 501211
Email: /

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