Dr. KEVIN CONALLEN, AFBPsS, CPsychol, PhD (Psych), MA (ABA), PSTC (Ed), MA, BA (Psych)

Having begun his career working in the arts with disadvantaged children, Kevin went on to received his Bachelor's degree (BA) in Psychology from New York University in 1989, and his Masters Degree (MA/ ABA & Psychology) in 1996 from Teacher's College, Columbia University, where he studied under Prof. R. D.Greer.

While working with Dr. Greer, Kevin trained at the Fred S. Keller C.A.B.A.S.® (Comprehensive Analysis of Behaviour Analysis to Schooling) school, and worked in an inclusive self-contained unit at Washington Irving High School, during which time he qualified as a Special Educational Needs Teacher (New York State registered). Since completing this training, Kevin has earned his Teacher 1, Teacher 2 and Master Teacher C.A.B.A.S.® Teacher's Ranks.

After completing this training, Kevin worked with a group of parents in London to set up the first ABA school for children with autism in the UK, established Behavioural Educational Services Ltd to provide intensive home and school based ABA consultancies, training and programme support, and founded BES Toys, an innovative mail order company providing curricula and support to schools and families searching for quality learning and play material's.

During this time, Kevin completed his PhD at Swansea University, where he worked with Prof. Phil Reed and Dr. Lisa Osborne, investigating the social & emotional development of children with autism and pervasive developmental delay, and its relation to Theory of Mind.

BES is based at the London Child & Family Therapy Centre, in Central London, where Kevin works as part of a team of psychotherapists and educationists, including Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Family and Individual Systemic Therapists and Clinical Psychologists, who provided a range of assessments and psychotherapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and their families.

With more than 25 years of experience in Education, Kevin remains at the forefront of SEN provision in the UK. He is also a Fast ForWord® provider, the neuroscientifically-based Speech/Language Pathology methodology, having trained with Aditi Silverstein, S< Talk Tools® trained (Level 1), with Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson, a programme for the identification and remediation of oral motor muscle disorders; and works closely with Speech & Language and Occupational Therapists in private practice who share this training.

Kevin regularly contributes research to the Association of Behaviour Analysis' Annual Conference (ABA), the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group (EABG), and European Association of Behaviour Analysis (EABA) meetings.

Along with his C.A.B.A.S.® Rank, and Teacher Certification, he is a full member of ABA, EABA, EABG/UK, AChiPPP (Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice) and a Chartered Psychologist (BPS).  Kevin has served as Chairperson of F.A.C.T. (The Federation of Artistic and Creative Therapies), a multi-sensory charity based in London, for individuals with disabilities.

Research Interest:

•Social and emotional development in children with autism

•Verbal Behaviour/ language and communication

•Teacher/ tutor training

•Multi Sensory Integration

•Auditory Processing Disorders

•Oral Motor Muscle Disorders (Talk Tools®)

Recent Publications:

Conallen, K. & Reed, P. (2012). The effects of a conversation prompt procedure
on independent play. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 365-377.