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Seventh Annual Report Of The Trustees Of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts Asylum For The Blind
When left alone, she seems very happy if she has her knitting or sewing, and will busy herself for hours: if she has no occupation, she evidently amuses herself by imaginary dialogues, or recalling past impressions; she counts with her fingers, or spells out names of things which she has recently learned, in the manual alphabet of the deaf mutes. In this lonely self-communion she reasons, reflect and argues: if she spells a word wrong with the fingers of her right hand, she instantly strikes it with her left, as her teacher does, in sign of disapprobation: if right, then she pats herself upon the head and looks pleased....
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Title: Seventh Annual Report Of The Trustees Of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts Asylum For The Blind
Creator: Samuel Gridley Howe (author)
Date: 1839
Format: Annual Report
Publisher: Eastburn's Press, Boston
Source: Perkins School for the Blind
Location: pp.13-17
Keywords: Advocacy; Blind; Boston, MA; Children; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Educational Institutions; Institutions; Laura Bridgman; Manual Alphabet; Massachusetts; Perkins School For The Blind; Samuel Gridley Howe; Schools; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy