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1930: Rare footage of Helen Keller speaking with the help of Anne Sullivan.

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That is incredible. I used to love reading about her when I was a child. She was so fascinating and now to hear her actually speak has made her story come full circle for me. She truly was an inspiration and oh the patience "Teacher" Anne Sullivan had with her, especially when they first met, Helen was a wild child.

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I saw her talking on a PBS show (I'm pretty sure it was PBS) and it is amazing.

It is sad, to me anyway, that even then there was a big controversy on wheither deaf people should learn to talk.

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Our oldest grandson is deaf.

Until he started to learn to sign, his behavior was less than desirable.

He couldn't communicate his wants and needs so he was just as frustrated as his mom and dad trying to raise him.

Once he began learning to sign, his behavior REMARKABLE improved.

I wonder if this is how it was for Helen.

She's been labeled a "wild child", but try to imagine what it must be like to be blind, deaf and unable to communicate.

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Our oldest grandson is deaf.

Until he started to learn to sign, his behavior was less than desirable.

He couldn't communicate his wants and needs so he was just as frustrated as his mom and dad trying to raise him.

Once he began learning to sign, his behavior REMARKABLE improved.

I wonder if this is how it was for Helen.

She's been labeled a "wild child", but try to imagine what it must be like to be blind, deaf and unable to communicate.

 

It must have been very hard for her, as it was for your grandson. Just because someone is deaf doesn't mean they don't have a voice, they simply need to be shown how to find it. We've come a long way in how we as a society treat those who have disabilities. I always thought I would learn to sign, never did, but I am always amazed when I see someone who can.

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It must have been very hard for her, as it was for your grandson. Just because someone is deaf doesn't mean they don't have a voice, they simply need to be shown how to find it. We've come a long way in how we as a society treat those who have disabilities. I always thought I would learn to sign, never did, but I am always amazed when I see someone who can.

I sooo need to learn more!

I say I know just enough not to kill him! :lol:

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