Edouard Séguin

January 20th

  • He was a French-born Americanpsychiatrist who
  • opened the world’s first school for the severely mentally retarded (1839).
  • He was a student of Jean Gaspard Itard, whosuggested this speciality. Seguin developed a sensory training method.
  • In 1850, Seguin moved to the U.S. where he set up more teaching centres for the retarded.

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