Ana Maria Lăzărescu is a PhD lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Educational Sciences, and Social Assistance at Petre Andrei University in Iași. She is the holder of the disciplines Social Assistance for People with Disabilities, Defectology and Speech Therapy (undergraduate level), Psychosocial Integration Strategies for Children with Special Educational Needs (within the master's program), Policies and Programs for Inclusion of Children with Special Educational Needs (in the postgraduate program), Design and Management of Educational Programs (within the teacher training department). Since 2008, she has been a specialist in Educational Psychology, School and Vocational Counseling, certified autonomously. From 2008 to 2011, she was co-responsible for the Continuous Training Program in Special Psychopedagogy I - a program accredited by the National Center for Teacher Training in Pre-university Education. She has experience as a trainer and expert in various European-funded projects. She has published articles and conducted numerous activities and workshops in the field of expertise, such as: Stuttering and Emotional Control, Language and Communication - Complementary Methods for Speech Therapy Approach for Parents and Educators, Communication and Language Development in Preschoolers, Attitudes and Skills Required in Working with Students with Special Educational Needs, Difficult Children vs. Anxious Parents, Developing Communication Skills through Interactive Teaching Strategies.