Lana DemersStructured Literacy Classroom Teacher

CERI Verified Provider

Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: (867) 332-7748


Lana DemersStructured Literacy Classroom Teacher

Provider Bio

Lana Demers has been working as Speech-Language Pathologist in multi-cultural school settings since 2004. She has extensive knowledge in the areas or oral and written language development, as well as evidence-based approaches to teaching reading for both the general classroom and intervention programs.
At present, Lana provides French and English assessment and intervention services to a number of students in urban and rural Yukon Communities. This includes assessing the oral and written language skills of students of all ages, providing direct intervention in the areas of speech, language and literacy, as well as developing, monitoring and overseeing the intervention programs offered by Therapy Assistants.
Lana’s areas of professional interest include the intricate relationship between oral and written language, as well as additional language acquisition in the presence of learning disabilities. Her education and training include a Master of Science Degree in Human Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology), and she has been certified as a Structured Literacy Teacher (Center for Effective Reading Instruction). Lana is a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC), Yukon Speech-Language and Audiology Association (YSLPAA), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), as well as The Hanen Center. She is certified to provide ABC and Beyond™ The Hanen Program® for Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings, as well as It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents.