Speech Dysphagia Language ClinicCOPY

Offline, Mumbai




About Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic

The Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic was founded in 2008 in Mumbai. Merzia Maskati is the founder of SDLC.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Language and Speech (BScHLS) from Topiwala National Medical College (Nair Hospital). 


  • She received state-wide gold medals from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences for standing first in all the years of her bachelor's degree program. Merzia received her Masters of Art in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University (USA).
  • She is an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and Hanen certified therapist. 


  • Merzia is a member of the board of Avaz, Inc, a start-up company that makes research based AAC apps designed to develop children's communication. 
  • She also consults at the American School of Bombay. 


  • During her Masters degree, Merzia's research interests were in speech disfluency; she researched the development of stuttering in young children in her capacity as a Research Assistant. Prior experience includes working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA and at Easter Seals Disability Services, Boston, MA, where she worked with children with brain injuries, adults with multiple sclerosis, and patients with severe to profound developmental disabilities. Merzia specializes in pediatric speech & language disorders, and feeding & swallowing difficulties.
  • She has been instrumental in organizing the first ever "Modified Barium Swallow Study" in Mumbai, and has certified several ASHA interns and clinical fellows.

Services provided are:

The SDLC provides a variety of services to children and adults. The therapy program is customized to fit the individual client's needs. Goals are developed in conjunction with family members to encourage functional communication.  Common services we provide include:

  • Speech & Language Evaluation
  • Dysphagia Assessment
  • AAC (Alternative & Augmentative Communication) 
  • Assessment Individual Speech & Language Therapy 
  • Group Therapy 

The Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic provides Empirical Speech, Language Therapy in a fun, collaborative and interactive environment. SDLC Therapists works with India’S leading Oncologists, Pediatric Neurologists, Pediatricians and Ent Specialists.

SDLC Therapists are active and certified members of The American Speech & Hearing Association (Asha).

Home visit services are provided

Start price of the sessions is Rs 2500.


SDLC - Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic, 2nd Floor, Maskati Corner,

37 Altamount Road


Pincode: 400026

Business hours


10:00 - 19:00


10:00 - 19:00


10:00 - 19:00


10:00 - 19:00


10:00 - 19:00


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