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Allied Health Assistants

Paediatric Allied Health

Our Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) play a crucial role

Helping our young patients thrive by aiding in therapy sessions, ensuring a comfortable and safe environment, and enhancing the overall quality of care. Their dedication and skills make a significant impact on children's well-being.

What is an Allied Health Assistant?

An Allied Health Assistant (AHA) works under the delegation and indirect supervision of our therapists to provide support and assist the delivery of therapy to our clients.

Our AHA’s take on detailed plans from the therapists to carry out sessions in all disciplines, as well as prep resources, support in administration tasks and assist the therapists in sessions where possible.

Prior to seeing clients one-on-one, our AHA’s have observed many sessions with the therapists and been equipped with the skills to expand on session plans and build rapport with clients, embodying Lifespan’s values.

Our AHA’s work with NDIS funded clients after receiving a treatment plan created by a trained therapist. Session plans are reviewed on a regular basis, usually every 6-8 weeks, or as questions arise. Additionally, regular re-assessments with direct contact time with the trained therapist occur.

Rest assured that session plans are reviewed by our therapists for session plan changes, goal changes, and other changes in circumstance.

Our Allied Health Assistants

Chloe

Allied Health Assistant 

Hi I’m Chloe and I’m currently in second year studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University and I’m loving it! At Lifespan I started off in July of 2022 as an administration assistant and resource maker. Since the end of last year, I began taking on the role of an Allied Health Assistant and I’ve had the opportunity of supporting and empowering many children with sessions in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.

Although I can apply content from university to the speech pathology domain, having the skills to be able to apply session plans produced by the therapists at Lifespan in all domains really has set me up well for my future. I’ve only been exposed to certain amount of practice areas in Speech Pathology, but so far I have developed interests in working with the younger-ones and the area of speech-sound disorders.

When I’m not in the clinic you’ll find me hitting the books with study, enjoying my weekends with friends and family, getting up early for a sweaty gym sesh, at the beach relaxing, or walking my new puppy. Some other interesting things I find doing with my spare time are those paint-by-number canvas’, learning how to do my own nails, and watching true crime documentaries.

Kent

Allied Health Assistant

Hi! My name is Kent and I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU. Working at Lifespan Therapies has taught me so much about developing a child’s confidence and abilities through fun, meaningful activities. Through years of playing football, I have developed a passion for physiotherapy and its importance. 

When I’m not at ACU or Lifespan, I love to play and coach football (soccer), catch up with friends, and go for walks with my dog!

Ashlyn

Allied Health Assistant

More about Ashlyn coming soon!