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  • 1. A presentation by Emma Carpenter
  • 2.  Born in Philadelphia on December 10, 1787 In 1800 he and his family moved to Hartford As soon as he turned 15 he attended Yale university
  • 3.  Alice was the deaf daughter of his neighbors Her father asked Thomas if he would be interested in creating a school for the deaf On request he traveled to Europe to study educational methods for teaching the deaf
  • 4.  the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons opened Mr. Galaudet and another European teacher began to teach students The school got the attention of many, even President James Monroe
  • 5.  The first class had 8 students The students were bright and caught on quickly, excited to be able to communicate Word was spread and it quickly grew to 30 students enrolled
  • 6.  American Sign Language had help developing through the school Also it made the idea of educating the deaf more wide spread Gallaudet married one of his students too, Sophia Fowler They had 8 children
  • 7.  Gallaudet passed away because of a lung disease in 1851 His youngest son Edward continued in deaf education Later creating the first college committed to the deaf
  • 8.  Faster evolvement of education for the deaf Also faster development of ASL
  • 9.  Europe http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi
  • 10.  http://www.deafis.org/history/who/gallaudet.php http://learningtogive.org/papers/paper98.html