Our commitment to the highest standards in practice support our vision to develop, maintain and improve behavioural health services for individuals and families regardless of where you are in your journey.
Lifespan Behaviour Solutions (LBS) was created in 2016 with the belief that individuals of all ages struggling with challenging behaviours should have access to evidence-based behavioural interventions. LBS is a developmental clinic specializing in behavior reduction and skill acquisition for clients across the lifespan. Our clinicians are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and in good standing with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Families pursuing services in Canada can trust that we meet all standards of qualification as recognized by the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis (APABA). We work with families and organizations to provide a varying degree of guidance and support based on unique and individualized situations.
Our clinicians develop, apply and share the latest advances in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. We rely on evidence-based research to create meaningful and individualized treatment goals specific to one’s physical and social environment. We believe in developing the competence and confidence of parents, caregivers and family units as the primary supports for their loved ones.
Our values define how we do business. Our core beliefs are that every individual deserves the opportunity to reach their highest potential, and that families need to be supported when they themselves are journeying to support their loved one’s development. We treat each individual situation and family context with respect and compassion – this is the core of our relational approach to the work we do. We maintain authenticity throughout our treatment approach by presenting our genuine selves while demonstrating accountability by assuming ownership of our actions and engagement. We are innovative and are constantly seeking ways to make services more effective for clients and their families.
Laura Walsh Martino, MEd., BCBA
Laura is Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of LBS. Laura earned her MEd in Instructional Education at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina in 2008 and her BCBA certification from Florida Institute of Technology in 2017.
During her career, she has provided services to children and young adults diagnosed with autism, as well as older patients with dementia and other developmental disabilities. She has worked in the United States, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Laura has experience in private clinical settings, as well as 15 years of Public Health Service experience. In addition to working in the public sector, Laura has created and provided research-based intervention training to numerous schools and community organizations in both the United States and Canada. Laura’s work complies to the strong code of ethics of the Behavior Analysts Certification Board, which ensures that all programming is evidence-based and individualized for children and their families.
Laura has attended international conferences and training workshops and works to continually bring recognized research-based skills and practices to clients. Laura is an active member of the behavioral analytic community in Atlantic Canada. She has served as an executive board member of the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis in addition to participating on both the Education and Research and Advocacy Committees within the Chapter. Laura enjoys travelling, listening to music, reading, and hiking within the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dana Noseworthy, M.Sc., BCBA
Dana is a Senior Clinician with LBS. Dana has a love for research, books, and Disney. With a Master’s Degree in Science, Dana’s background is in developmental psychology. She has since completed an Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate from Florida Institute of Technology prior to receiving her BCBA credential.
Dana has worked within the public health sector in St. John’s, Newfoundland since 2005. During this time she has primarily worked in early intervention for children with autism. She has worked directly with families and has also overseen programming for the provincial autism program. Always eager to teach and coach others, Dana has been in a clinical lead position for the last 3 years where she helps to supervise frontline staff, provide training to staff and families, and work with provincial consultants to integrate current research standards into broader public practice.
Combining applied practice with research and education is a passion of Dana’s. She maintains a strong connection to MUNL’s Interprofessional Education Program (IEP), facilitating student learning opportunities. Dana is also an active member of the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis.
Kerrie Cochrane M.Ed, BCBA, R. Psych
Kerrie Cochrane has worked in health and education for over 12 years. She has a passion for working with children and adults with diverse needs, and a commitment to developing quality program plans applicable to these individuals. With a Bachelor in Education, a Masters of Arts in Art Education, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (Penn State University), and a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology, Kerrie has served various roles in the regional health authority and local school district, providing front line services to clients of all ages.
Kerrie is a lifelong learner in the area of psychology and behaviour analysis, constantly updating her skills to stay current. She has helped support families and children in both school and community settings. Kerrie works from a client centered approach, supporting clients and families through compassionate and evidence based practices.
Kerrie offers clinical supervision and oversight of behavioural programming with clients and families, as well as comprehensive psychoeducational and/or behavioural assessment.
Kerrie is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (# 1-18-32529) and a Registered Psychologist (#619).