Dianne Lazer, MA, CCC-SLP/COM® is a speech-language pathologist in private practice specializing in speech, swallowing and feeding disorders.
In May, 2016, she sold her private practice in Marlton, NJ where she shared office space with a pediatric gastroenterologist and managed a multidisciplinary rehab team of specialists that included speech and feeding, occupational, reading, behavior, music and art therapy services to pediatric and adult populations for over 20 years. Since then, she has been seeing patients at Dentistry for Special Children under the direction of Zuhair Sayany, DMD where she assisted him with his Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs) consults, releases and pre/post operative follow ups as well as providing orofacial myofunctional and speech therapy services as needed. Recently, she made Aliyah with her husband and resides in Ra’anana, Israel as of Jan. 4, 2023.
She is licensed to practice speech therapy in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and received the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in1982. Ms. Lazer is also certified by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) to provide orofacial myofunctional therapy services and is a Level II Certified Buteyko educator by the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA).
In collaboration with nutritionist, Kelly Dorfman (www.kellydorfman.com),
Ms. Lazer presented a poster to the 2019 IAOM Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana entitled Improve Clinical Outcomes with Nutrition Awareness. The poster is a case study review representing the successful treatment of her patient population over the years and describes relevant information why nutrition therapy should be addressed first before starting speech, language, feeding and/or swallowing therapy (http://www.diannelazer.com/assets/nutrition-awareness-presentation-0319_vfinal.pdf).
Recently, she also co-authored a series of four children’s nutrition books that teaches the importance of eating a healthy diet and one book teaching better breathing techniques about how to breathe better and avoid symptoms of asthma and allergies. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dianne+lazer&crid=UJ60SBFNKH3U&sprefix=dianne+lazer%2Caps%2C93&ref=nb_sb_noss
She also co-authored two social skill books called Isabella Goes to the Dentist and Junior Goes to the Dentist to help children with sensory issues prepare for their upcoming dentist appointment, 2022. For more information please email Dianne at email@example.com.
Prior to working with pediatric patients, she worked with adults and geriatrics for 15 years in acute, rehab and long term care settings and co-published a book in 2000 entitled Adding Value to Long Term Care: An Administrative Guide to Improving Staff Performance, Patient Experience and Financial Health by Jossey-Bass Publishers (https://www.amazon.com/Adding-Value-Long-Term-Dianne-Lazer/dp/0787951706).