Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Special Education and Communication Disorders

First Advisor

Dr. James M Wood

Second Advisor

Dr. John Brilhart

Third Advisor

Dr. Laurence Hilton


Our society places major emphasis on communication in both verbal and non-verbal modes. Communication is a key to living! Effective communication is a valued skill for any person. To be members of society who have grown and developed in a "normal" way, we become accustomed to speaking and listening without really contemplating the complexity of the task.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Special Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1978 Lorette Jean Marin Rubino.