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Helen Keller

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Snippet of The History Chicks: Helen Keller (2) Another hugely important part of Anne Sullivan's genius, that has to be emphasized, was her adaptive teaching abilities, which were facilitated by powerful observation skills (maybe due in part to her lack of eyesight, herself). Often, Sullivan went against, or simply failed to address, the lessons the Perkins Institute suggested she teach Keller. For instance, noticing that her family talked to a baby in complete sentences, she started speaking to her pupil similarly, correctly believing she'd pick up the cadences and constructions of language naturally. She was also keen enough to prevent her pupil from being be turned "into a prodigy" if allowed to be poked and prodded, dissected, and narrativized the way Laura Brigman was, fifty years earlier.
Snippet of The History Chicks: Helen Keller The History Chicks give us another super entertaining and informative episode, here documenting the life of Helen Keller, from her early upbringing to her lifelong companionship with Anne Sullivan, to her work as an activist and reformer. This snippet gives us a taste of how Sullivan first approached her new pupil, which included intensive repetition to break uncontrolled behavior patterns.
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Writer, public speaker, friend, daughter, world traveler, and a woman who may have had physical disabilities, but was not disabled.