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The checklist has 23 questions.  

The list will enable you to consider if your child may need a professional assessment or help.

For each question please indicate how often the behaviour is exhibited in your child’s / student’s / client’s daily life.

If you answer ‘sometimes’ or ‘frequently’ to many of the questions, the individual may be referred for formal testing.

Some behaviours exhibited by children with APD include:-

  • Misunderstands what is said
  • Requests that information or instructions be repeated
  • Experiences difficulty with comprehension
  • Experiences difficulty understanding in noisy environments
  • Appears confused by multiple, lengthy, or quickly presented verbal instruction
  • Experiences difficulty paying attention in the classroom
  • Provides slow or delayed responses
  • Takes a long time to complete classroom work and/or homework