Kristen Muller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kristen Muller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Muller is an assistant professor at Baylor University. Her primary areas of interest involve expressive and receptive communication for individuals with severe disabilities; and how appropriate assessment and intervention can result in alleviation of problem behavior in this population. She has authored several publications and presented her research at local, state, and national conventions. Dr. Muller is also a certified speech language pathologist and has worked with individuals with complex communication needs as part of her practice.


Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology        
2019 University of Kansas, Lawrence  
Major area of study: autism and developmental disabilities 
Correlative area of study: severe problem behaviors and complex communication needs

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology       
2014 University of Kansas, Lawrence 

Bachelors of Science in Education in Communication Disorders   
2012 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Magna cum laude

  • Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology: Language Impairment: Birth to Five Years of Age, Baylor University, Fall 2019
  • Applied Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University, Fall 2019

Muller, K. (November, 2019). Alternative Receptive Language Assessment Modalities & Stimuli for Children with ASD who are Minimally Verbal. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Orlando, FL.

Brady, N. C., Muller, K., Fleming, K. K., & Matthews, K. (May, 2019). Measuring Early Communication in Classroom Contexts. Poster session at the International Society for Autism Research convention, Montreal, Canada. 

Brady, N. C., Fleming, K. K., Muller, K., Matthews, K., & Romine, R. S. (November, 2018). Assessment Needs for People with Minimal Verbal Skills. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Boston, MA. 

Brady, N. C. & Muller, K. (April, 2018). Communication Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Minimal Verbal Skills. Presentation at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts convention, St. Louis, MO.

Fleming, K. K., Brady, N. C., Muller, K., & Matthews, K. (April, 2018). A Comparison of Communication Complexity Scores in Children with Minimal Verbal Skills and Autism: Naturalistic Language Sample vs. Structured Interaction Protocol. Poster session presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Muller, K., Brady, N. C., Matthews, K., & Fleming, K. K. (November, 2017). Assessing Communication During Naturalistic Classroom Contexts & a Play-Based Assessment in Children with Autism. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Los Angeles, CA. 

Brady, N. C., Romine, R. S., Fleming, K., & Muller, K. (November, 2016). Reliability and Validity of the Communication Complexity Scale. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Muller, K. (April, 2016). Assessing Early Receptive Language in Children with ASD. Lightning round session at The North Star Academy Lifespan Conference, Overland Park, KS.

Muller, K. (September, 2015). Mothers' Perspectives on Challenging Behaviors in their Children with Fragile X Syndrome. Poster session presented at the Kansas Speech-LanguageHearing Association convention, Wichita, KS.

Fiscus, K., Hoge, R., Lackey, C., Muller, K., & Seaba, M. (November, 2013). Augmentative & Alternative Communication in the Schools-Kansas City: Leadership & Access(ACTS-KC) : Participant Perspectives. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Chicago, IL.


Muller, K., Brady, N. C., Warren, S. F., & Fleming, K. K. (2018). Mothers’ perspectives on   challenging behaviours in their children with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Intellectual   & Developmental Disability, 1-11.

Brady, N. C., Fleming, K., Romine, R. S., Holbrook, A., Muller, K., & Kasari, C. (2018).  Concurrent validity and reliability for the communication complexity scale. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(1), 237-246.

Muller, K. & Brady, N. C. Language assessment in a child with minimal verbal skills. In:  Branski RC, Molfenter S, eds. Speech–Language Pathology Casebook. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2019. 

Muller, K. & Brady, N. (2016). Assessing early receptive language skills in children with   ASD. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1(1), 12-19.