Allied Health Assistants
Our Allied Health Assistants are university students training to be Speech Pathologists. They help us by delivering therapy to some of the children in the clinic that they have the skills.
Our Speech Pathologists conduct all assessments, analyse assessment results, and develop a detailed therapy plan for our AHAs to follow. They are then given regular supervision and support to make sure they are delivering the therapy just the way our speech therapists would.
Using AHA’s as part of your therapy means your budget can stretch further, and we can help more families in a time when Speech Pathologists are hard to come by.
Clients that fall into the following categories may be a suitable option to work with our AHA:
- Children over the age of 4 with persistent speech errors
- School aged children with literacy concerns
- School aged children with oral language difficulties (e.g. forming well-structured sentences, recalling events, creating personal narratives)