She Touched the World

She Touched the World

Laura Bridgman, Deaf-blind Pioneer

Book - 2008
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When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write--and eventually even to teach.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780618852994
0618852999
Branch Call Number: B BRIDGMAN
Characteristics: xi, 100 p. : ill., map, 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Alexander, Robert Joseph 1944-

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In 1841, when Laura Bridgman was 12, she was famous around the world. Why? Because she had learned to communicate, read, and write despite being blind and deaf from a case of scarlet fever when she was 2. No one believed that a child with such severe disabilities could be reached.

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Oct 14, 2014

Actually a very interesting book . I had never heard of Laura Bridgman before but the Title caught my attention and glad it did .
Laura was before the time of Helen Keller but taught Helen's teacher , Anne Sullivan . It was very harsh the remedies , atrocities and practices back in that century and interesting to read about. Glad we have come a long way from then, yet in some ways not as far along as we think. Read the book , enjoyed the story and got some knowledge at the same time .

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