Welcome to ACT for Yorkshire Ltd. Tessa Ackerman and Zoe Coates each have over 25 years experience as Speech & Language Therapists; moving from the NHS to set up in independent practice together in 2011. We provide a specialist service for adults with communication and swallowing difficulties following a neurological condition such as:
- Stroke >>
- Head Injury >>
- Parkinson's Disease >>
- Dementia >>
- Motor Neurone Disease >>
- Multiple Sclerosis >>
- Huntington's Disease >>
- Brain Tumour >>
We also treat people with
The BBC's interrogator-in-chief John Humphrys, has provided the voice for this 'aphasia etiquette' video. It's an illustrated guide highlighting the challenges facing people with aphasia. It points out the key ideas of Ask, Wait, Listen. People with aphasia say that it helps to ask questions where the answers can be "yes", "no" or "I don't understand"; to wait for them to reply and to listen carefully to what they try to say.
"Outstanding professionalism" - E. Richardson, North Yorkshire. Dec 2017
"You taught us strategies with which to cope with the aphasia. These continue to be very helpful" - NG, Sheffield. Oct 2017
"We always felt well informed about costs and what to expect during the therapy sessions" - Mr & Mrs Parry, Ilkley. Apr 2016.