Dr. Neil Martin, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Martin has been working as a behaviour analyst (as a clinician, academic, supervisor and researcher), since 1990. He received his PhD from the University of Reading (UK) in 1998 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2002. He was among the first handful of BCBAs in the UK and he was one of the 'ABA Lecturer's Co-operative' that developed the first BACB-approved course sequence in the UK, and the first outside the US.

After working within academia at the University of Kent, Dr. Martin worked independently for many years teaching on a number of BACB approved course sequences, helping to establish others around the world, supervising students and consulting to numerous organizations and families both in the UK and internationally.

Dr. Martin has published research in journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, Research in Developmental Disabilities and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and he has special interests in the use of technology, media and software related to teaching and research.

Dr. Martin was one of the international subject matter experts that last reviewed the BACB Task List and he was also one of the subject matter experts that generated the BACB Autism Task List and the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.

In April 2015 Dr. Martin became the BACB's Director of International Development to help advance the BACB's global vision to expand the number of behaviour analysts and training courses worldwide. He lives in London in the UK. 

ABA and Behavioural Intervention for Autism 

Date: November 16, 2019 (Saturday)                                                                Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This presentation will make the case for the importance of scientifically evaluated interventions in general, and behavioural intervention for autism in particular. A brief review of the peer-reviewed scientific evidence for behavioural intervention will be provided, and an overview of contemporary behavioural intervention for autism will be provided. The distinction between behavioural intervention for autism, as one of many applications of the science of behaviour analysis, and the science itself will be highlighted, and the importance of appropriate and thorough academic and experiential requirements to provide any such intervention will be stressed.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB): Updates, Developments and Opportunities around the World 

Date: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)                                                                      Time: 16:00 pm - 17:00 pm

This presentation will discuss the BACB and BACB certification, including the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. Data will be presented for numbers of certificants and verified course sequences. The most recent updates, developments and changes to standards will also be outlined. A general overview of certification will be presented along with specific aspects of international growth and development, with a focus on the establishment and support of BACB credentials around the world. Some challenges, regarding international development and growth, will also be highlighted.