I shall travel to france if you could help fund my trip and i will find a communicative way
Everyday i see that your daughter never plays with any of the other kids, why is this?
She cannot play with the other kids because she was diagnosed with meningitis when she was young and it affected her majorly and she became deaf. Thus we do not have any way to communicate do you think you can help?
First Stop: England
Gallaudet: Well FINE! Ill just go to France im sure they can help me
Mr. and Mrs. Braidwood: Im sorry but we will not tell you are secrets it is our business on how we communicate with our child
Wow! How intresting! By signing infront of the class and having them write it down is just academically Stunning.
Thomas Gallaudet always wondered why his neighbors daughter never played with the other kids so with the help of funds from Mason cogswell, Alice cogswells father, he traveled to france in hope to find a communicative education for his deaf daughter.
I cant wait to share my big ideas with the world and as soon as i open up my own school i shall make sure Alice Cogswell is my first official student
He first asked the Braidwood family how they taught their child how to communicate but they told him they wouldnt share their secret ways and this made Gallaudet frustrated
First deaf school in America
Gallaudet institution for the deaf and dumb
Gallaudet then traveled to france and watched a demonstration of how Abbe De Eppe signed certain words and then instructed the students to write it on a board
Gallaudet traveled back to America with the inspiration to open a school for the deaf and to teach commuicative skills. While in France he invited Laurent Clerc to join him in him progression.
Gallaudet then proceeded his idea and eventually opened the first school for the deaf in 1817 with the assistance of his friend Laurent Clerc. Alice Cogswell was first to enroll in the new school.
Yes of course i have many big plans for my school
Thank You s o much we ar very appreciative
What is now called Gallaudet University is still very successful and a huge part of the Deaf society for its history and its present students