Fisher Road School

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Meet Our Therapists

Speech Therapist - Brooke Workman

Brooke is a speech pathologist with many years experience supporting people with disability in the areas of swallowing and communication in both the government and private sectors. Her areas of interest include Key Word Sign, high tech AAC and mealtime management.

Brooke believes that building a positive communication environment that celebrates multimodal communication is key for all students to communicate successfully throughout the school. Brooke and the dedicated communication team at Fisher Road are working towards this.  

At Fisher Road, Brooke collaborates with the classroom teachers to develop communication goals and to support each student's communication development across all environments within the school. 


Music Therapist - Anita Connell

Anita leads the music therapy program at Fisher Road. 

Music Therapy takes place in small groups and focuses on enhancing levels of attention, emotional understanding and regulation, communication and self-expression and extending social interactions.  All through the medium of music.  

Anita utilises clinical improvisation in her work, grounded in the Nordoff & Robbins music therapy approach to support improvements in health and wellbeing. 

She also runs her own private practice, Tuned In Music Therapy offering individual and group programs funded by the NDIS. 

Physiotherapy Therapist - Charlotte Brooks

As the Physiotherapist at Fisher Road I  want to ensure that every student reaches their full mobility potential and is comfortable and pain free where mobility is compromised.

This might mean assisting with mobility aids; working on goal driven tasks with individual children; strength, balance and coordination exercises or passive range of movement exercises to prevent contractures; assisting staff in the classroom with any specific physio related concerns etc.

Fitness and exercise tolerance is also important for cardio/ respiratory function and I love assisting with group fitness sessions and making use of the wonderful outdoor areas of Fisher Road School.

The Hydrotherapy pool is a fantastic medium for me to be able to take children into to work on all aspects of movement.

Most of all I aim to show children that movement is fun and to help build body confidence and functional skills. 

Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Hayley Robertson

Occupational Therapists (OTs) help children take part in their lives to the best of their ability. Occupational therapists work with children and adolescents to help them achieve their daily occupations, which may include self-care, school and play. By focusing on these key areas, OT’s help children in developing confidence, self-esteem, social skills and general wellbeing.

In order for a child to take part in daily occupations, they require concentration so they can learn and complete the activities, motor and perceptual skills so they can control and coordinate themselves, and the ability for their mind to be calm and focused so that they can help.

I work with the students to help them to participate, become more independent and more skilful in these areas.