ASL History

ASL History

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  • Galludet meets Alice
  • Galludet goes to england
  • He sees flyer for school and goes to paris
  • Thomas Galludet wants to teach Alice Cogswell, a Deaf child, how to communicate. Mason Cogswells, Alice's father, allows him to do so.
  • Galludet makes friends with Clerc
  • Galludet goes to England into a school called Braidwood Academy. Unfortunately the family who owns the school will only allow him to study under him if he agrees to stay for 5 years and he can't tell anyone of his findings.
  • Galludet and Clerc go to america
  • Then Galludet goes to Paris where he meets a hearing teacher named, Sicard. Sicard has taught 2 deaf students, who he has taught to communicate.
  • American school for the Deaf came to be
  • Galludet then asks one of Sicards Deaf students to come back with him to America.
  • Laurent Clerc agrees to go with Galludet to America. On the boat ride over Clerc and Galludet swap languages. Galludet learns French ASL and Clerc learns english
  • They make the first American School for the Deaf . Clerc became the first Deaf teacher. And for Alice, she became one of the very firsts students.
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