Allied Health Assistant (AHA) Program

As we continue to navigate long wait times for speech pathology services, Thrive Children’s Therapy offers an Allied Health Assistant Program to help children access valuable services as soon as possible.

About The Program

The Allied Health Assistant (AHA) Program is implemented by someone from the following support groups, and is overseen by a qualified, certified practising Speech Pathologist:

  • an allied health student (of either Speech Pathology, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy); or
  • a teacher’s aide; or
  • a speech pathologist from a different country awaiting recognition to work as a speech pathologist in Australia; or
  • someone who has completed Certificate 4 in Allied Health Assistance.

The qualified speech pathologist performs an assessment of the child pre-entry, and prepares a speech therapy plan. This plan is then demonstrated to the AHA and the AHA carries out the program in weekly 45 minute sessions.

funding options

  • NDIS (Self-Managed or Plan-Managed participants only are eligible for full or partial reimbursement of the program costs).
  • Private paying clients may be eligible for private health or Medicare rebates on any session with the qualified speech pathologist.

If you are concerned about your child's development, contact our clinic to discuss your needs.
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