Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Special Education and Communication Disorders


Developing communication and speech skills in nonverbal and speech limited moderately and severely mentally retarded children and adults has been a concern of speech pathologists and special educators for many years. When traditional methods of verbal language training have met with limited or no success, teachers and speech pathologists have had to seek alternative methods of communication for their nonverbal and speech limited mentally retarded students.


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 1987 Susanna E. Moser Johnston.