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Robert Whitaker

Assistant Professor

Human Services and Sciences

S419 Hall Memorial Building

About

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.

  • PSY-723 Psychology and Deafness (2016/02)(01)
  • PSY-736 Psy Dev I:Lrng & Cgntve Dev. (2019/01)(01)
  • PSY-736 Psy Dev I:Lrng & Cgntve Dev. (2020/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assessment I: History and Theo (2016/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assessment I: History and Theo (2017/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assessment I: History and Theo (2018/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assessment I: History and Theo (2019/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assessment I: History and Theo (2020/01)(01)
  • PSY-746 Assessment II: Intel Assessmen (2017/02)(01)
  • PSY-746 Assessment II: Intel Assessmen (2018/02)(01)
  • PSY-746 Assessment II: Intel Assessmen (2019/02)(01)
  • PSY-754 Biological Psy: Brain & Behavi (2019/01)(01)
  • PSY-754 Biological Psy: Brain & Behavi (2020/01)(01)
  • PSY-760 Behavioral and Therapeutic (2015/02)(01)
  • PSY-766 Behavioral and Therapeutic Int (2019/02)(01)
  • PSY-770 Practicum in School Psychology (2019/02)(02)
  • PSY-746 Assessment II: Intel Assessmen (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-766 Behavioral and Therapeutic Int (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-767 Psychological Consultation: Th (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-772 Psychological Consultation:Ext (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-701 Lgl,Ethl&Prof Iss in Sch Psy (2021/01)(01)
  • PSY-743 Assmnt I: His, Theory, & Psych (2021/01)(01)
  • PSY-754 Biological Psy: Brain & Behavi (2021/01)(01)
  • PSY-840 Neuroanatom & Neurophys (2021/01)(01)
  • Collaborative Learning Approach to Introduction of the WISC-V to Deaf School Psychology Graduate Students. (2020/01)
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:4 Masters:4
  • 2017 Award for Excellence in Scientific Presentation
  • Collaborative Approach to the Introduction of the WISC-V to Deaf School Psychology Graduate Students
  • School Psychological Evaluation Reports for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Best Practices
  • Essentials of WISC-V Assessment
  • Gregory Farber-Clinical Psychology Program (Dissertation ) 2019/01
  • Amanda Strasser-Clinical Psychology Program (Dissertation ) 2019/01-2020/01
  • National Association of School Psychologists: July 2007
  • American Psychological Association: February 2018
  • Trainers of School Psychologists: August 2019
  • American Board of School Neuropsychology: June 2009
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    Robert Whitaker

    S419 Hall Memorial Building

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