Dr. Kristien Meuris

Research associate and habilitation candidate


Campus Golm
Building 31, Room 1.02
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24 - 25
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
by individual appointment

Research Interests

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • AAC service delivery, assessment and diagnostics with a special focus on “feature matching”
  • Critical skills of AAC users: motor planning, imitation skills, symbolic skills, visual representation, communication functions
  • AAC for early communicators, unaided and low-tech AAC
  • Critical aspects of AAC technologies: iconicity, vocabulary selection, organization and navigation of AAC interfaces
  • Critical elements of AAC instruction: modeling of language and communication, video-based supports



  • Seminar 849814: Preparation and follow-up of the psychodiagnostic internship
  • Seminar 350141: Central ideas of politics and education for people with intellectual disabilities: normalization, participation, self-determination, inclusion



  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Gesellschaft für Unterstützte Kommunikation e. V. (GesUK)
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
  • International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (isaac)
  • Potsdamer Zentrum für empirische Inklusionsforschung (ZEIF)