Allied Health Assistant Programs
What is an AHA?
An Allied Health Assistant (AHA) is a member of the therapy team who works directly with your child, completing a therapy program written by their therapist(s).
How does it work?
Your child's therapist(s) will spend time writing a specific program working on your child's goals. The therapist(s) will continue to monitor the program and your child’s progress. The therapist(s) will update the goals and review your child on a term by term basis or as needed. AHA is a great cost effective solution for attending regular sessions.
Where can an AHA provide sessions?
The AHA can implement the therapy program across a range of environments such as the Next Challenge clinic rooms, at home, school, daycare or in the community. This flexible service allows for specific therapy goals to be supported in a range of meaningful environments which a therapist may not have capacity to offer. An example may be that an AHA supports your child to follow instructions (goal) whilst attending their local dance class (meaningful environment).
The AHA does not hold duty of care for your child during the therapy session. A parent/ carer/ responsible school staff is required to be present at the location of the session.