10 Questions with our employee spotlight - Melissa Monsted

Speech Therapist - Melissa Monsted

  1. What three traits define you?
    Hardworking, loyal, and fun.

  2. What's one thing you couldn't live without?

  3. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
    Hermione Granger- she's smart and being able to do magic is just cool.

  4. Where is the best place you've traveled to and why?
    This is a hard one, I've visited 36 countries and I'll be visiting number 37 (China) next month. I think one of my favourites to date, is Indonesia - specifically the Gili Islands and also Komodo. They are my favourite because the scuba diving in both locations is simply incredible, particularly in Komodo with all the manta rays.

  5. What are the three things you always have in your bag?
    My phone, wallet and a charger.

  6. What's the best gift you've ever received?
    This is a hard one, but probably travelling with my family through Italy a few years ago - getting to go to cheese and balsamic vinegar factories and the Cinque Terre.

  7. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
    Either finishing my homework for Spanish class, watching Netflix, or calling friends back home (and around the world).

  8. What are 5 words you'd use to describe Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids?
    Fun, functional, goal directed, evidence based, and multidisciplinary!

  9. What is your favorite thing about working as a Speech Therapist?
    Changing lives! I absolutely love my job and have been lucky enough to work and travel around the world with it. But seeing a client get something right that we've been working towards, or getting that "a ha!" moment from a client, a parent or caregiver is so satisfying.

  10. What is your greatest achievement while working for Dynamics and why would you recommend it to other therapists?
    Becoming a Principal Speech and Language Therapist in our department is a huge career goal for me. Being able to lead our department and support the other therapists in our team is truly a delight. Working at Dynamics has been a great decision for me, our company is multidisciplinary which as a therapist is a huge draw card. It means that clients can be referred easily to the therapy that they need. Furthermore, having a company that is supportive of continuing professional development has meant that I'm able to keep up-to-date with the latest research and evidence based practice in my field.