Meet the Therapist
Hello! My name is Mystère Monteiro. I’m a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) in Bermuda.
My journey as an SLP began in 2003 when my older sister, from Cameroon, was diagnosed with brain tumours, resulting in memory and language impairments. While supporting her through her recovery (i.e. re-learning how to read/write, re-orientating her to persons, etc...), I did not know then, that I was essentially performing rehabilitative intervention. This experience however sparked in me a strong desire to help those, whom like my sister, needed to be supported either in learning or re-learning a (functional) skill, thus obtaining as much of their independence as possible.
Speech and Language Pathology was formally introduced to me via the summer student program at our local KEMH, where I worked closely with the medical SLPs.
I attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda California where I earned my B.S. and M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association. I’ve worked in both the medical and school settings over the years, serving children and adults.
Since my return to Bermuda in 2019, I recognised the dire need for community based SLPs which would include both schools and home-based services. Also, I identified a need for resources catering specifically to the autistic population. Through conversations I learned of families having to relocate overseas in search of help for their child/children. After repeatedly hearing these stories, I felt compelled to provide a bridge for children like these, in my Bermuda home. Thus, I have chosen to dedicate my focus to serving the paediatric population, including the autistic population, for which I’m experienced in assessing and treating the following disorders:
- Speech - the way in which sounds are produced
- Language - the ability to understand and use language
- Fluency - the ability to speak with adequate rate and rhythm
- Social/Pragmatic - the use and understanding of verbal and nonverbal language to communicate effectively