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PolkaSpottyDotty Tue 08-Apr-14 21:31:25

Hi, my 6yo has been referred to GOSH, we are hoping that Auditory Processing Disorder will finally be diagnosed.

She also has Speech & Language disorders. We've been told there isn't enough evidence to diagnose ASD, but also not enough to say she's not. I'm hoping GOSH will clear up all of the confusion and disagreement over her SENs. They may also do a MRI of her brain to rule out physical problems. We've had genetics tests done and her DNA was all normal. The MRI is scary because she'll have to have a general anaesthetic.

It has been a long, hard, lonely journey but I'm hopeful we may be getting somewhere, at last.

Anyone else been on the same road?

dolfrog Sun 13-Apr-14 16:10:20


been there. All our three son have a clinical diagnosis of APD, as do my wife and I.
You may find the APDUK web site has some useful information. The design and layout of the site is APD friendly, multi coloured fonts, graphics etc.
and the web site page guide
You may find the APD, Information And Resources sections of the web site provide some useful information.

PolkaSpottyDotty Sun 13-Apr-14 20:39:48

I'm on the APDUK Facebook page, it's fab ��

dolfrog Mon 14-Apr-14 18:59:24

My colleague rans the APDUK Facebook group at
and have my own slightly older group at
which has a more international membership

Swinky Tue 15-Apr-14 11:12:24

DD2 who is 3 has had three general anaesthetics, one was at GOSH for an MRI, all were much worse on us than on her. The anaesthetist is a paediatric specialist and was really good.

GOSH has a great set up where all the kids for day surgery do pre op in a huge ward with tons of toys, TV etc and then they do post op recovery in a different ward which is quiet (and much less nice, but it's only for an hour or two).

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