Crystal Lester

Behavior Consultant, Meredith Autism Program

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Office: 003 Ledford Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8707


Areas of Expertise

  • Methods of teaching to improve articulation of speech for children with autism.
  • Using music to increase vocal language of children with autism.
  • Evaluating different methods of assistive technology for non-verbal children with autism.

Work Experience

Crystal joined the Meredith Autism Program (MAP) staff after graduation in May of 2003 as a preschool shadow & one-one-one trainer.  Within a year, she promoted to Team Supervisor and then to Behavior Consultant overseeing the programming for children enrolled in the MAP.  In 2006, she assumed the role of sole Workshop Consultant and worked closely with Pre-K and Elementary school staff in New Hanover County, implementing the principles of ABA and discrete trial teaching in classrooms to effectively teach students on the autism spectrum.  After a short hiatus, Crystal has returned to MAP as a Behavior Consultant and is working towards national certification.


Academic Credentials

B.A. Psychology (Meredith College)

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