Testimonials

 

“I have collaborated with Gloria Lazar for several years, and have referred to her adolescents and children that I have evaluated with speech-language, executive function and writing skills needs. These problems frequently have significant impact on academic performance. She brings a caring, insightful approach to all her clients and creates a well-designed therapy program to meet their individual needs. Her work has made a profound difference in the lives of these children and teenagers by addressing their specific difficulties, and providing them with the tools and confidence for success.” – Dr. Judith T. Moskowitz, Clinical Psychologist

“Gloria Lazar’s professionalism and caring was instrumental in my recovery from a stroke.  She helped enormously with word recovery and organizational issues.  Her approach, although steeped in academic research, is extremely practical.  She even got me to triple check my emails before I send them, which continues to save me great embarrassment.” — President of a New York City-based investment banking firm

“Writing is a life skill that my daughter was struggling in school.  The guidance provided by Gloria Lazar has helped a significant different with her success in all her academic classes in school.  My daughter has more confidence to understand how to start a writing assignment.  She has learned to develop a thesis statement, outline the writing assignment, write in complete sentences, and to complete the writing assignment with a closing summary.  These skills are still developing, but she is no longer anxious about her ability to complete her assignments.” – Parent of a 9th grade student

“Gloria Lazar has been an absolute marvel for my father, whose aphasia had us worried he would lose all speech. She adapts to his needs and personality and is always keeping the family informed about progress and issues. Dad has also grown to trust her and enjoy her company – she’s more than we could have ever hoped for in a speech therapist and I know Dad’s speech is better because of all her hard work. We don’t know where we’d be without her.” — Son of a retired executive with Alzheimer’s Disease

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work in a collaborative capacity with Gloria Lazar for the past four years.  She has been the consummate professional, always going the extra mile for her students and colleagues.  Gloria has a wealth of knowledge regarding speech and language and communicative disorders, and she has the ability to share this knowledge thoughtfully with teachers and with parents.  She is always willing to take more time to ensure that information is understood and that appropriate interventions are put into place.  I look forward to working with her for many years to come!” – Dr. Eve Kleeger, Lower School Psychologist, Hackley School

“Gloria, I am not sure how much you are aware of the impact your treatment had on my life.  When I started therapy with you, I believed that both my life and career were over, and I was guaranteed to die alone with nothing to offer the world. Because of you and your treatment, every day I wake up, I get closer to the man I was before my first surgery. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for giving me my life back.” – 36 year old attorney recovering from a brain tumor

“I have found Dr. Gloria Lazar superb as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  On the several occasions I have had the chance to work with her with one of my patients, I have found her to be insightful, dedicated and persistent.  Many of my stroke patients provide unique challenges to recovery of their speech and language functions.   They have often been refractory to previous attempts at speech therapy.  With Dr. Lazar’s many years of experience she seems to find ways to break through barriers of dysfunction that others were unable to do.  She is creative in her approach, and tailors her sessions to the precise needs of the patient at the time, progressing toward more challenging exercises as various aspects of recovery take place.  She works with the physical, cognitive, and psychological limitations of each patient to create a comprehensive approach to therapy.  I highly recommend her to my Neurology colleagues.” –  Randolph S. Marshall, MD, MS, Elizabeth K Harris Professor of Neurology, Chief, Stroke Division, Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center

“My experience with Gloria Lazar has been one of exceeded expectations.  I came in as an academic presenter and now feel I am an educated, accomplished speaker.  The tools she has given me: confidence, structure, story, delivery and the concept of ‘dialogue’ vs. ‘monologue’ were invaluable for my success.  In addition, Ms. Lazar has given me an education in the multiple aspects of writing that are critical in my professional growth.  I’m now a requested author in peer-reviewed journals and an international public speaker.  Time well spent. I would recommend her to any and all who want to improve their writing and public speaking skills.” — Dr. Robert G. Silverman, D.A.C.B.N.,M.S.

“Gloria’s expert advice and suggestions during our sessions helped me to understand the nuances in pronunciation of Standard American English that greatly improved my speech and conversations with friends, colleagues and students. I have been inducted to the Leo M.Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The society recognizes distinguished teaching, caring and commitment towards medical students of the college. I feel honored by the recognition. I am very grateful to you for providing me with the guidance and motivation that made a tremendous difference in my personality and career.” — Priti Mishall, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology

“Gloria Lazar is extremely proficient in identifying and enhancing an individual’s strengths while developing his or her speaking skills, thereby building confidence and presence. She makes a lovely connection and remains committed to the development and continued success of her clients.” — Catherine Calandra, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

“Gloria worked with me for two sessions three weeks before I was scheduled to give a presentation to a group of health professionals.  I knew the material but was not comfortable with the flow of the presentation.  In the two sessions, Gloria gave me valuable suggestions that helped me to organize and feel more relaxed when talking to the group.  I received more comments, all positive, than anyone else in the past, ranging from “very convincing and educational” to “very enlightening.”  — Janet Levine, DMD

“After consulting with my doctor, Ms. Lazar developed a personalized program for my speech fluency. Now armed with tools to mitigate stuttering, I’m confidently offering technical presentations in front of hundreds of my peers.” – 42-year-old Software Development Professional

“Whenever patients need speech therapy or cognitive remediation, I first think of Gloria Lazar. Gloria is a gifted professional who appreciates patients’ unique characteristics in tailoring treatment to optimize their functioning. My first referral to Gloria was a high-functioning patient with recurrent brain tumor in the dominant hemisphere. She was able to use his cognitive strengths to remediate his language impairments facilitating his return to meaningful employment. Not only was she able to provide the training, tools, and strategies to keep the patient working and productive, she had a unique ability to assess his many challenges and treat within that framework to achieve optimal results. Subsequent referred patients have had similar results and they all report high satisfaction with her services. Gloria’s insightful approach has uplifted my patients from impaired and despondent, to functioning and hopeful. I highly recommend her services to my colleagues and admire her professional talents.” — Joanne R. Festa, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology, St. Luke’s & Roosevelt Hospitals, Director of Neuropsychology, International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

“Gloria’s experience affords her a unique insight into matters of speech and language.  Her services have been exemplary and professional.  We have seen much improvement in our daughter’s school work and self-esteem!”  —Marisa A., parent

“Mrs. Lazar is very kind and knowledgeable.  After six months, I have seen an improvement in my reading comprehension and vocabulary.” — Sydney A., high school student

“Gloria Lazar has worked with our father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, for the past five years. In that time, she has been absolutely marvelous, caring, and truly committed to his progress. While maintaining diligence and a fantastic work ethic in helping Dad with his mental challenges, she has also shown incredible empathy and an emotional connection to him as well. Dad has grown to trust her and enjoy her company – and I can honestly say Gloria has become a part of our extended family these years. We could not be happier and more grateful for her amazing work.” — Joshua and Jonathan Sternfeld