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Dr. Kristien Meuris

Research associate


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 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • AAC service delivery, assessment and diagnostics with a special focus on “feature matching”
  • AAC for early communicators, unaided and low-tech AAC
  • Multimodality and modality switching in interactions with AAC-users
  • Interactions between AAC-users and their communication partners
  • Critical elements of AAC instruction: modeling of language and communication, video-based supports, partner strategies in AAC, coaching and training of communication partners
  • AAC and inclusion


Research projects

  • Systematic review: unaided AAC interventions for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities
  • Conversation analysis of interactions between AAC-users and their communication partners: focus on unaided AAC, multimodality and modality switching



  • 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
  • Seminar 350171 / 325712: Communication and technology in people with severe and multiple disabilities



  • 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)