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Origin Of The Treatment And Training Of Idiots
That which most essentially constitutes idiocy, is the absence of moral volition, superseded by a negative will; that in which the treatment of an idiot essentially consist is, in changing his negative will into an affirmative one, his will of loneliness into a will of sociability and usefulness; such is the object of the moral training....
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Title: Origin Of The Treatment And Training Of Idiots
Creator: Edward Seguin (author)
Date: 1856
Format: Article
Publication: American Journal of Education
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.2, pp.145-152
Keywords: Abbe Sicard; Advocacy; Aveyron, France; Children; Cognitive Disability; Edouard Seguin; Education; Educational Institutions; France; Idiocy; Institutions; Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard; Medicine & Science; Moral Treatment; Philippe Pinel; Physiological Training; Psychiatric Disability; Psychology; Religion; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy