Anne Sullivan: Teaching the Mute to Speak

Helen Keller reading a Braille speech in Paris (1852).

[Image courtesy of American Foundation For the Blind]

Most people know of Helen Keller, but very few know of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. She was a strong, independent woman, best known for her bold skills rather than her disabilities. If it weren’t for Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller wouldn’t be a worldwide inspiration for those who suffer from sight, hearing, and speech impairments today. Anne Sullivan made significant contributions to the teaching of sensory disabled people by using techniques such as Tadoma and Learning by Doing.

Yulianna Bullock

Mataya Pacheco

Emma Reynolds

Senior Division

Anne Sullivan: Teaching the Mute to Speak

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Created by: Yulianna Bullock, Mataya Pacheco, Emma Reynolds