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Credentials: Psy.D., NCSP, ABSNP
Dr. Whitaker received his B.S. in Psychology at St. Francis University of Pennsylvania, his Masters in Developmental Psychology and Specialist in School Psychology at Gallaudet University, and Doctoral degree in School Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His training includes practicum and internship experiences at Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland, Dupage/West Cook County Public Schools in Illinois, and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington DC. Dr. Whitaker has worked for over 20 years as a school psychologist with deaf/hard of hearing students ages 2-21 in residential school settings. He has presented locally and nationally to parents, educators, and professional peers on behavior management, child development, the effect of elaboration on sign list memory tasks, and applying school neuropsychology in settings that serve deaf/hard of hearing students. His teaching, research interests, and specialties include psychological assessment, child development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, executive functions, brain-based neuropsychological approach to school psychology, and cognitive-behavioral approaches to academic interventions.
When not working at Gallaudet, Dr. Whitaker also does private practice work. He provides comprehensive psychological evaluations. When not working as a psychologist, Dr. Whitaker spends time with his family, coaches soccer, and enjoys the outdoors, particularly running and fishing.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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