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Anne Sullivan explains how Helen learned to speak
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Did you know Helen wrote and gave speeches? The video clip here shows how Anne places Helen's hand on her lips, throat, and nose to help Helen feel the sounds that Anne is making.
Helen was also a gifted writer. She wrote fourteen books, many essays, articles and speeches on everything from her love of animals and nature to the importance of equal opportunities for women. She also wrote about the ideas of Swedenborg, a Swedish scientist and philosopher (1688-1772) who believed that by helping others, you grow and help yourself.