An Allied Health Assistant (AHA) has a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, or equivalent. The initial assessment is always conducted by the speech pathologist. If appropriate, the speech pathologist will bring in an AHA to support a client’s therapy program. The AHA works with the client, under the speech pathologist’s supervision, and they report back to the speech pathologist on your progress. The AHA does not replace your speech pathologist. Rather, an AHA program can help you to achieve your treatment goals more efficiently and cost-effectively.