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Early Attempts to Teach Deaf to Speak Found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

A 300-year-old, leather-bound instruction manual contains some of the earliest examples of attempts to teach the deaf to communicate.

The manual belonged to Alexander Popham, a deaf teenager from a noble English family who was taught to speak in the 1660s. The leather-bound notebook was discovered in 2008 at a stately English manor called Littlecote House.

http://www.livescien...age-manual.html

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