WILD BOY OF AVEYRON

an alleged feral child, unsocialized and unable to read or write, found dwelling in the woods near Aveyron around 1800 and analyzed by French doctor Jean Itard . It has been said that the boy may have been autistic and abandoned in the woods by his mother and father. Itard's efforts to teach the boy motivated his student, French-American doctor Edouard Seguin , to cultivate materials and techniques for training people with learning troubles.

WILD BOY OF AVEYRON: "The wild boy of Aveyron was taught by Jean Itard. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WILD BOY OF AVEYRON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/wild-boy-of-aveyron/ (accessed December 9, 2019).
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