She touched the world: Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind pioneer

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c2008.
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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 country’s first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and writeand 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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subject_facet Deafblind women -- United States -- Biography, Deafblind women -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
table_of_contents Important people in Laura Bridgman's life -- Introduction -- A delicate plant -- In touch -- Friends and frustrations -- "A very unusually tall [man]" -- Taken away -- What can Laura do? -- Words! words! words! -- Schoolgirl -- Windows open -- Weapon or masterpiece? -- "Is God ever surprised?" -- Famous -- Farewells -- Afterword: if Laura were alive today.
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title She touched the world : Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind pioneer
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