Category Archives: Historical

Edouard Seguin’s More Perfect Society

            My name is Edouard Seguin and I made a huge impact in the special education world.  I was a student of French physician Jean Marc Gaspard Itard who also taught Victor and persuaded me to dedicate my studies to … Continue reading

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What I believe by Philippe Pinel………………

“Of all the things that I have realized working at Bicêtre and Le Hospice de la Salpêtrière, I can tell you what I feel is best for those who are mentally ill. That is to treat them with kindness, help … Continue reading

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This I believe: William C. Morse

I am William C. Morse. Academically I attended the University of Michigan. During my time at the University of Michigan I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938, continuing my education a year later I earned a Master of … Continue reading

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Nicholas Hobbs

The education world must cease its ancient, mechanic ways and turn to a more understanding, progressive movement. In such that educators cannot act as robots and students cannot be treated in such a systematic manner. Educators must be committed, affectionate, … Continue reading

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Historical Blog on Philippe Pinel

I believe in experiences. There is use to be found in all experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Every experience has a purpose and should not be taken for granted. Experience provides knowledge and knowledge is power. This … Continue reading

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Historical Blog on Wolf Wolfensberger

I live in a world where the mentally retarded are persecuted. I see how they are locked up and ignored by the world they were brought into because they are different. I see how they suffer silently in the shadows … Continue reading

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Dorothea Dix

I am Dorothea Lynde Dix; I come from an abusive childhood in the town of Hampton, Maine.  I believe in a strong school house; where women should recieve a proper education.  I believe in helping others in their time of … Continue reading

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Samuel Kirk

I have dedicated many years of my life to finding information on children with disabilities and theories of how to teach theses children. I have done study after study on ways that help children learn with disabilities and finding methods … Continue reading

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Historical Blog on Edward Seguin

Edward Seguin People describe me as an art critic, economic essayist, and even a free thinker, but what I am most proud of is being known for working with children who have learning disabilities. I have been able to study … Continue reading

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Historical Blog: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

I believe that one should not require the ability to speak in order to be heard. Everyone deserves the right to communicate in some form or another as it is a vital part of everyday life. Ever since I became … Continue reading

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