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Subject: helen keller
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: b9919600-ga
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Posted: 22 Sep 2003 08:14 PDT
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Question ID: 259064
how did helen keller learned?
Subject: Re: helen keller
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 22 Sep 2003 10:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi b9919600,

The following is the result of my research on the ways Hellen Keller
learned to read, write and speak. I have chosen various excerpts for
you to read which explain the ways she was taught to learn.

“An illness when she was 19 months old left her deaf, blind and mute.
But there was an exceptional mind -- and a strong will -- trapped
inside the tiny girl's body. With the help of a teacher named Anne
Sullivan -- "the miracle worker" -- Helen Keller learned to understand
language (by having words finger-spelled on her palm), read (by
feeling raised letters), write (by following the movements of a
writer's hand), hear (by placing her fingers against a speaker's nose,
lips and larynx) and speak (usually with sign language and
occasionally with her voice)...”

Life: Profiles


What are some of the accomplishments of Helen Keller?

“Helen Keller was born in 1880 and died in 1968. She became deaf and
blind at the age of 19 months through a damaging brain fever. In the
beginning her only means of communication was through hysterical
laughing or violent tantrums. Later with the help of her teacher, Anne
Sullivan, Helen Keller learned to read and write Braille and
eventually to speak…”
“…She gave lectures and did other public speaking and was the author
of a number of books. She earned advanced college degrees, traveled to
many countries, and became world renowned.”

National Federation of the Blind


“…Helen was an intelligent child and explored the world through her
other senses. She smelled and touched everything, and felt people’s
hands to learn what they were doing. Before long she learned to do
certain jobs, like milking the cows or kneading dough, by feeling
other people’s hands and copying their actions. She also learned to
recognize people by feeling their faces or their clothes...”
“...She invented over 60 different signs by which she could talk to
her family before the age of seven. For example, if she wanted ice
cream she would wrap her arms around herself and pretend to shiver…”

INPM: Helen Keller


“With the help of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller learned five languages
using Braille. She wrote more than a dozen books. "Life," said Helen
Keller, "is either a daring adventure, or nothing." For her, life was
a daring adventure.”

ABC Special Report


This next excerpt is taken from 'An Untitled Address by Anne Sullivan
Macy'. It's a beautiful written transcript written by her teacher
which I advise you to read completely.

“Now my task seemed hopeless. A child with eyes to see would have made
the mental jump in a moment, but for Helen, dwelling in a world where
things were unknown and un-named, the flash of comprehension was
lacking. What could I do? An old-fashioned pump stood by the garden
house of her southern home, and I led her to it, pumped water over her
hand and spelled over and over again the word "water," pumped and
spelled again. And then a miracle happened, the miracle that eyes
perform a thousand times daily actually happened in Helen's lightless
world. The idea that the world "water" stood for and the relation to
"mug" were borne somehow into her mind, and she understood what my
spelling meant. She jumped up and down with joy. A new world was
opened - many new worlds; and that day she learned thirty new words,
as much as she had learned in a whole month of patient spelling and
slow comprehension.”

American Foundation for the Blind: An Untitled Address


Some intereseting sites:

Helen Keller Biography

GraceProducts: Keller

Im A Hero

American Foundation for the Blind: Helen Keller Biography

American Foundation for the Blind: Helen Keller Papers - Writings

American Foundation for the Blind: Information Center > Helen Keller

RNIB - Helping you live with sight loss

Search criteria:
“helen keller”
“helen keller learned”
“helen keller” read braille
“helen keller” braille hand
“helen keller” teacher
“helen keller” “anne sullivan”

I hope the information I provided is helpful. If you have any
questions regarding my answer please don't hesitate to ask before
rating it.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by b9919600-ga on 22 Sep 2003 14:10 PDT
Hi Rainbow

Well i have a research about Helen Keller, and am a bit confused,
could you do it for me, it's arround 8 pages covering her life, and
the way she learned, u can tell me how much does it cost and i will be
willing to pay.


Clarification of Answer by rainbow-ga on 22 Sep 2003 14:44 PDT
Hi b9919600,

I believe the information I have provided, including the sites of
interest posted, will be sufficient for you to do your research. If
you read the sources I have given you, you will have a better
understanding Helen Keller's life and be able to do the research.

Thank you for the rating. 

Best regards,
b9919600-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks a lot, u really saved a lot of time by submitting it very
quickly. I think all the answers i got are very helpfull.

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