Proceedings of the ... Summer Meeting of the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf

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Page 11 - Resolved, That earnest and persistent endeavors should be made in every school for the deaf to teach every pupil to speak and read from the lips...
Page 56 - ... culture ; no amount of language training will enable our little children to use language with ease and fluency, unless they have something clearly in their minds which they wish to communicate, or unless we succeed in awakening in them a desire to know what is in the minds of others, From the very first, Helen was eager and enthusiastic In the pursuit of knowledge.
Page 55 - As soon as my little pupil grasped the idea that everything had a name, and that by means of the manual alphabet these names could be transmitted from one to another, I proceeded to awaken her further interest in the objects whose names she learned to spell with such evident joy.
Page 55 - Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences, its joys and sorrows, its dreams and realities. At first my little pupil's mind was all but vacant Up to the time when I began to teach her, she had no means of registering on its blank pages her childish impressions and observations. She had been living in a world she could not realize. Language and knowledge are like Siamese twins — they are indissolubly connected; they are interdependent. Good work in language presupposes and necessitates...
Page 59 - ... are unconscious reproductions of what she has read. Reading, I think, should be kept independent of the regular school exercises. Children should be encouraged to read for the pure delight of it. The attitude of the child toward his books should be that of unconscious receptivity. This means true reading ; reading not only for entertainment, but for intellectual enrichment and enlargement. The great works of the imagination ought to become a part of their lives, as they were once of the very...

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