Ruchita Mehta, SLP, MS, New York, is a registered SLP with the Rehabilitation Council of India and is also internationally affiliated with the American Speech and Hearing Association. She advocates early intervention in speech and language development for children. Her areas of specialty are cognitive deficits, voice disorders, dysphagia, neurological speech and language disorders. She has her clinic "Rise To Shine" at Malabar Hill for private practice. Former consultant at Mpowerminds and currently at Aditya Birla Integrated School.