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Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet born in Philadelphia on December. 10, 1787. Thomas was a good student and impressed people with his intellect. attended Yale University at the age of fourth teen and graduated first among his class. In 1812, he attended Andover Theological Seminary and graduated in 1814.
Alice Cogswell, the deaf daughter of his neighbors, Dr. Mason Cogswell and his wife Mary He taught her words by writing them with a stick in the dirt. Gallaudet realized that there was no where to educate Alice, but that she was cognitively intact. He traveled to Europe to study methods for teaching deaf students
Thomas wanted to gain knowledge from the Braidwood family in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Braidwoods were not interested in sharing their information about teaching the deaf. He was also not satisfied that the oral method produced desirable results.
While in Great Britain he met, Laurent Clerc Gallaudet followed to Paris to study the school's method of teaching the deaf using manual communication. He loved it! After learning, he persuaded Laurent Clerc to return with him to the United States.
The two men toured New England and successfully raised private and public funds to found a school for deaf students in Hartford, which later became known as the American School for the Deaf. Young Alice was one of the first seven students in the United States.
The Childs Book on Repentance. Boston: The American Tract Society, 1832. The Childs Book of the Soul. Boston: The American Tract Society, 1836. The Childs Book of the Fall of Man. Boston: The American Tract Society, 1841.
http://www.deafis.org/history/who/gallaudet.php Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. (2009, May 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:40, May 22, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thomas_Hopkins_Gallaudet&oldi d=291642715 Reagan, Timothy. Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins. Feb. 2000. American National Biography. 16 Nov. 2006.. Booth, Edwin. Booth's reminiscences of Gallaudet, American Annals of the Deaf, Volume 26, Number 3, July 1881, pages 200-202, http://library.gallaudet.edu/pdf/BoothsThomasR.pdf "Tribute to Gallaudet--A Discourse in Commemoration of the Life, Character and Services, of the Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet, LL.D.--Delivered Before the Citizens of Hartford, Jan. 7th, 1852. With an Appendix, Containing History of Deaf-Mute Instruction and Institutions, and other Documents." By Henry Barnard, 1852. (Download book: http://www.saveourdeafschools.org/tribute_to_gallaudet.pdf)Henry Barnard