Speech Perfect founder Nazmeerah Ismail is a dually qualified speech therapist and audiologist who graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with distinction. Nazmeerah was awarded the SASHLA (South African Speech Hearing and Language Association) prize for the best student in Speech Pathology- Clinical for 2014. Nazmeerah also attained 18 certificates of first class achievement over her four year course at the University of the Witwatersrand and was also inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society. Nazmeerah previously worked as a community based speech therapist and audiologist in the Lenasia South and Orange Farm areas where she independently ran the speech therapy and audiology departments at both clinics respectively. During this time Nazmeerah began Lenasia South Clinic’s chronic adult neurogenic communication group and adolescents overcoming stuttering support group. Nazmeerah was also involved in the Starkey Community Based Hearing Healthcare Training which involved mass hearing aid orientation and fitting over a 2 day period in Soweto and Lenasia. Furthermore, Nazmeerah has also received additional training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Nazmeerah currently runs her practice Speech Perfect and is a clinical supervisor at the University of the Witwatersrand.