“Method of Teaching the Deaf” by Mirza Jabbar Asgarzadeh, known as Jabbar Baghcheban, was the first book for speech training for Iranian deaf students.
Baghcheban was born to Iranian parents in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1884. After World War I, he moved to Iran’s East Azerbaijan province and started work as a teacher.
He founded the first kindergarten and the first deaf school in Tabriz, Iran and also was the first children’s book author and publisher in Iran. He died at the age of 82, on November 25, 1966 in Tehran.
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