All listings for this product
Best-selling in Other
Save on Other
- AU $12.60Trending at AU $17.76
- AU $31.28Trending at AU $37.61
- AU $19.93Trending at AU $30.43
- AU $31.79Trending at AU $50.02
About this product
- DescriptionExcerpt from Histories of American Schools for the Deaf, 1817-1893, Vol. 3 of 3 The Whipple Home School was founded by Jonathan and Zerah Whipple about twenty years ago. Jonathan Whipple had a deaf son, Ech, who is still living, at the age of sixty-eight years. Jonathan observed that Ech watched his mouth very closely while he was talking, and that if Ech did this he understood him. He also found that by having Ech watch his mouth while he prounced different words the boy would speak distinctly, when otherwise he failed. Jonathan Whipple was a man of indomitable will and perseverance and he determined to teach his son to speak and read the lips well. This he succeeded in doing, so that w there is certainly better living example of the value of this method of teaching the deaf than Ech Whipple. He reads the lips perfectly, speaks sorously and distinctly, and is a man of strict integrity and broad cultivation. Jonathan Whipple at all times advocated this method of teaching the deaf, but real plans for a school materialized until his grandson, Zerah Whipple, was about twenty years old. Zerah was a thoughtful young man and a good student. He became greatly interested in his grandfather's methods and determined to devote his life to the instruction of the deaf by the oral method. This he did conscientiously and well. He invented the Whipple's Natural Alphabet, which is still of great assistance to the teachers in their work. The School was quite extensively advertised, and it grew in numbers until a dozen or so pupils from all parts of the United States, and from little children to grown men and women, were under his instruction. In a few years Zerah purchased from the heirs of one of Mystic's deceased wealthy citizens his former summer residence and moved his little School there. This was an admirable situation for the School, and its location has t since been changed. The house is little over a mile from the village of Mystic, healthfully built and situated on a high hill, commanding a beautiful view of the village, river, and sound. One can judge of the healthfulness of the location of the School from the remarks of one of the teachers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Volta Bureau
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight780 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.