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She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

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Synopsis:

When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. At the time, no one believed a child with such severe disabilities could be taught to communicate, much less lead a full and productive life. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the countrys first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write—and eventually even to teach. By the age of 12, she was world famous.

Audiences flocked to see her, and she was loved and admired by children everywhere. This fascinating and moving biography shows how Laura Bridgman paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, making possible important advances in the way they would be educated. As a blind person with some hearing loss, Sally Hobart Alexander lends a unique and intimate perspective to this inspiring account. At last, the story of Laura Bridgman can find its long-deserved place alongside those of Louis Braille and Helen Keller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618852994
Subtitle:
Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Alexander, Sally Hobart
Author:
Alexander, Robert
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Bridgman, Laura Dewey
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Deafblind women - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080218
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.25 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
09-11

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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. At the time, no one believed a child with such severe disabilities could be taught to communicate, much less lead a full and productive life. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the countrys first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write—and eventually even to teach. By the age of 12, she was world famous.

Audiences flocked to see her, and she was loved and admired by children everywhere. This fascinating and moving biography shows how Laura Bridgman paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, making possible important advances in the way they would be educated. As a blind person with some hearing loss, Sally Hobart Alexander lends a unique and intimate perspective to this inspiring account. At last, the story of Laura Bridgman can find its long-deserved place alongside those of Louis Braille and Helen Keller.

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