Phone: 708-748-0470 Ext. 7459
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree (2003) and Masters of Science degree (2005) in Communication Disorders and Science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. • Nationally certified member - Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, State of Illinois • License for Speech Language Pathologist – Ages 3-21, Illinois State Board of Education • Certified Speech Language Pathologist Specialist for Illinois Early Intervention
Mrs. Demetria Whitaker
Hello to all, my name is Demetria Whitaker and I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for fourteen years. This is the beginning of my thirteen year at O.W. Huth Middle School. My greatest passion is helping students enhance their total communication skills. This includes, but is not limited to helping students improve their speech Articulation (speech sounds), Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary (understanding and deciphering word meanings), Language Comprehension Skills (the understanding and use of spoken language), Cognitive Communication (critical thinking and problem solving), Pragmatic Language Skills (social communication), Voice, and Fluency (stuttering). My continued desire is for students to communicate their thoughts and needs effectively and utilize great social reasoning/judgment.
BUILDING a KNIGHTHOOD of EXCELLENCE
~Working collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, socially, and emotionally~
Food for Thought:
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.