About Me

Madonna Lazo-Smith, M.A. CCC-SLP

CEO of Making Learning Special

Hello there! Being a bilingual English-Tagalog speaker, I was intrigued by language and wanted to learn more about different aspects of it.  I stumbled across speech-language pathology while in college and automatically fell in love with it as it combined what I enjoyed and valued, educating and individualizing support.  Speech-language pathology definitely provides that plus more! 

I have been a speech-language pathologist since 2013 and have worked in a variety of settings from private to medical to educational settings and with a range of students and clients from pediatrics to geriatrics prior to opening up my own private practice in 2020.  Populations I have served include but are not limited to persons who have experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury and individuals with speech and language delays and disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and reduced hearing levels. 

I am here for you and your loved one.

Though I love working with individuals of all ages, my heart has always gone back to working with children. Raising my own kiddo has defined my professional and personal mission to reach as many families as possible as I whole heartedly believes that a well-rounded person with a powerful mindset starts young. Where else does it begin than with a child's family and home? I am here to provide value to individuals and their loved ones with speech and language needs.

Allow your passion to be your purpose, and it will one day be your profession

Gabrielle Bernstien

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