Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Sam Rust, Jr.

Second Committee Member

Linda D. Douglas

Third Committee Member

Timothy W. Young


The need for and implementation of a community-based model for teaching language and communication skills to students with severe disabilities was studied. A guide was presented that includes a list of critical issues and solutions for a school district to consider prior to the implementation of a community-based instructional model. Suggestions and resources were included to be used by teachers to help make decisions about selecting appropriate instructional materials and strategies for teaching students with severe disabilities.