What is Allied Health Assistance?

An Allied Health Assistant works under the supervision of the practicing discipline to support the delivery of an Allied Health service. At LS Health Services, our AHA is supervised by registered Speech Pathologists and our registered Occupational Therapist. AHA’s can deliver the therapy plan outlined by the Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist to provide additional support to clients.

 

What Services Do We Offer?

At LS Health Services we currently offer AHA services for both Speech therapy and Occupational therapy where clinicians feel it is appropriate for AHA sessions to commence. Some examples of the areas our AHA delivers therapy plans include but not limited to are:

  • Literacy (paediatric and adult)

  • Narrative Language

  • Articulation

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gross motor skills

  • Basic OM

  • Dysarthria

  • Handwriting

There are some services an AHA CAN NOT offer as AHA's are not qualified to do so in the following areas:

  • Assessments

  • Report writing (NDIS or others that may be required)

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Therapy planning including changing goals outlined by the SLP or OT

  • Working with complex clients that require specific training in Speech or OT

  • Medicare-rebated services

 

If you are interested in engaging our AHA services, speak to your clinician when you are next in clinic to ask if this an appropriate option.