Merzia Maskati is the founder of SDLC, a private speech, language, and occupational therapy clinic in Mumbai. Merzia specializes in paediatric speech & language disorders, and feeding difficulties. 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 company that makes research based AAC apps designed to develop children's communication. She also works part-time at the American School of Bombay.