Meet the Director

Crystal M. Height MSN, BCBA

Owner and Director, Masters Level Analyst

Crystal Height, Director of Coastal Autism Therapy Georgia.

Founder Crystal M. Height learned in 2003 that her youngest son had autism. Since his diagnosis, Crystal has focused her attention and research on autism and other related disorders. In 2005, she began her journey in ABA therapy and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009.

Over the past several years, Crystal has had the privilege of working with many children on the autism spectrum and has assisted in providing training to hundreds of professionals and parents.

Crystal Height 
opened her own private Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy practice, Coastal Autism Therapy Center, Inc. in 2008. She has many years of experience supervising and providing ABA therapy services.


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, since 2009
  • QBS Behavioral Safety Trainer, since 2013
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, since 2004


  • Post Graduate Certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis – University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Masters Degree in Science Nursing – Armstrong Atlantic State University, SAV, GA

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Member of Association for Professional Behavior Analyst
  • Member of Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis

Continuing Education

  • ABA International Annual Convention, 2013
  • ASD with 100% Accuracy, 2013
  • Functions of Behavior and FBA with 100% Accuracy, 2013
  • Antecedent Interventions with 100% Accuracy, 2013
  • Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Trainer, 2013
  • No More Diapers: Using a Behavioral Approach for Toilet Training Success!, 2013
  • VB-MAPP with 100% Accuracy, 2012
  • Teaching New Behavior with 100% Accuracy, 2012
  • Professionalism, 2012
  • Behavior Reduction with 100% Accuracy, 2011
  • Instructional Control with 100% Accuracy, 2011
  • Principles of Behavior: Reinforcement with 100% Accuracy, 2011
  • ABA International Annual Convention, 2011
  • Developing and verbal behavior in children with autism necessary for describing experiences and developing friendships, 2011
  • Programming from the Verbal Behavior-Milestone Assessment and Placement Program, 2011
  • ABA International Annual Convention, 2010
  • Using the Vineland II to measure adaptive skill development and inform goal selection, 2010
  • Planning a Successful Social Skills Group for Children with Autism: Practical Methods and Solutions for Teaching Social Skills in a Group Setting, 2010
  • Practical Application of RFT or EIBI Programs: Training Generative Verbal Behavior, 2010
  • Functional Analysis & Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders, 2009
  • ABA International Annual Convention, 2009
  • Why Children with Autism Often Fail to Acquire a Functional Intraverbal Repertoire, 2009
  • Developing Social Skills in Learners with ASD: From Assessment to Intervention, 2009
  • The VB-MAPP Barriers Assessment: An analysis of 24 learning and language barriers and possible intervention strategies, 2009
  • Teaching Conversational Skills to Children with Autism, 2009
  • ABA International Autism Conference, 2009
  • MindSet Training Curriculum Instructor Certification, 2009
  • Teaching Children with Autism, 2008
  • Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 2008
  • Medication Management of Autism/Asperger Syndrome, 2008
  • ABA International Annual Convention, 2008
  • Functional Assessment and Intervention for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Autism, 2008
  • Using Neurotypical Children to  Determine Appropriate Social Skill Objectives for Children with Autism, 2008
  • Using the Verbal Behavior Approach to Teach Children with Autism, 2008
  • ABA International’s 2nd Autism Conference, 2008
  • Motivating Children with Autism to Speak: Incorporating ABA Principles to Build Functional Communication, 2008
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Clinical Workshop, 2008
  • ABA International’s 1st Autism Conference, 2007
  • Promoting Functional Communication in Children with Autism: Addressing the Verbal Challenge, 2007
  • Teaching Verbal Behavior: Hands on Training for Tutors and Therapist, 2007
  • The Impact of Reinforcement & Prompt on Effective Teaching & Behavior Management, 2006
  • The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), 2006
  • Designing, Implementing, and Trouble-shooting Verbal Behavior Programs
  • Utilizing the ABLLS, 2006
· Using the Assessment of Basic Language and Learner Skills Revised to Develop Language-Based IEP, 2006
  • General Classroom Behavior Management, 2006
  • Introduction to Verbal Behavior: Teaching Verbal Behavior to Children with Autism and Related Disabilities, 2005
  • The Assessment and Treatment of Behavior Disorders, 2005