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Samuel Gridley Howe-Blind Education reformer

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Maya Tumiwa

on 4 January 2013

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Blind Education Reformer Samuel Gridley Howe About Samuel Howe Hired by the state of Massachusetts to start a school for the blind
Went back to Europe to learn from teachers and schools there
After studying, he found two blind girls and took them to his father's house to educate them The Beginning of it all

"Nowhere is wisdom more necessary than in the guidance of charitable impulses. Meaning well is only half our duty; Thinking right is the other, and equally important, half." –Samuel Gridley Howe, 1868 Quote Born on November 10, 1801 in Boston, Massachusetts
Studied at Brown University
Received his medical degree in 1824 from Harvard
Served as a soldier and surgeon in the Greek War of Independence Problems In Society Blind children could not be educated
There were no schools
No teachers to educate them
No methods to teach the blind
Lack of funds to continue the school Samuel Howe created a system for educating blind children. Strategies and Achievements Raised letters on metal
Made the students touch objects to determine what they were
Found an inexpensive way to print raised letters Achievements Disabled children nowadays have trouble finding schools to go to. The reasons are:
school won't accept them
costs a lot to get teachers
parents must drive far away
asking for donations
having the government use some of it's taxes to create more schools
When a child with special needs is experiencing bullying, schools should:
have a room where they can talk to the teacher
have enrichment classes to teach other students about the difficulties for disabled students Modern Day Perkins Institute for the Blind Before After Sample of a braille book He established the Perkins Institute for the Blind
Taught the first known deaf-blind person in America Laura Bridgman Solution to Funding Problem Colonel Thomas Perkins donated his mansion for the use of a bigger teaching space
Received a fund of $50,000 to support the school Samuel Gridley Howe was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field
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