((вряд ли 30 летняя Helen Hulick думала, что именно за штанишки ее имя мелькнет в русскоязычной блогсфере...))
"Хелен Халик — воспитательница детского сада, вызванная в суд в качестве свидетеля, которая тут же схлопотала 5-дневный тюремный срок за неуважение к суду — она пришла давать показания в брюках. "
Helen Hulick was born December 27, 1908 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania where she lived most of her life. She attended Wellesley College from 1927 to 1929 and received her PhD in 1930 from the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton Massachusetts.
She taught in deaf schools in Oregon and California before returning to the East Coast in 1942. In 1938 while living in California she was called as a witness in a burglary trial. The judge disapproved of her wearing trousers instead of a dress and ordered her to return 'properly attired'. When she returned still wearing pants the judge jailed her for contempt.
In 1942 she moved to New York where she studied with the Viennese speech therapist and psychologist Emil Fröschels and got to know the unisensory method. This began a twenty year collaboration with Fröschels. Following his death in 1972 she continued to develop and disseminate his technique, now known as the auditory-verbal approach, while studying speech therapy at Columbia University.
She founded her Easton practice, later the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center, in 1944 and served as its director for forty years. In 1950 she was able to present her philosophy at the congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) in Amsterdam.