Merzia Maskati is the founder of the Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic (SDLC). Merzia specializes in pediatric speech disorders, and on feeding and 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. Merzia is also a 3 time state-wide gold medallist in her Bachelors of Science in Hearing, Language and Speech (BScHLS) from Topiwala National Medical College. Merzia received her Masters of Art in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University (USA.) She is also an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified therapist. Prior experience includes working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA and at Easter Seals Disability Services, Boston, MA.