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Descriptor in English: Child, Exceptional
Descriptor in Spanish: Niño Excepcional
Descriptor in Portuguese: Criança Excepcional
Descriptor in French: Enfant exceptionnel
Entry term(s): Children, Exceptional
Exceptional Child
Exceptional Children
Tree number(s): F02.784.629.228
M01.102
Scope note: A child whose needs, abilities, or other characteristics vary so much from the average in mental, physical, or social areas that a greater than usual level of services is needed to facilitate the child's maximum potential development.
Annotation: consider also CHILD, GIFTED & MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS; check also tag CHILD or specific
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
GE genetics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Online Note: search CHILD, GIFTED & MENTAL RETARDATION 1968-74 & MENTAL RETARDATION 1966-67
History Note: 75; was see under CHILD, GIFTED & MENTAL RETARDATION 1969-74; was see under MENTAL RETARDATION (but EXCEPTIONAL CHILD was see under CHILD, GIFTED) 1968; was see under MENTAL RETARDATION 1967; was see under MENTAL DEFICIENCY 1966
See also the descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational MeSH
Mainstreaming, Education MeSH
DeCS UI: 2705
Descriptor UI: D002671
Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/19
Child, Exceptional - Preferred
Concept UI M0004078
Scope note A child whose needs, abilities, or other characteristics vary so much from the average in mental, physical, or social areas that a greater than usual level of services is needed to facilitate the child's maximum potential development.
Preferred term Child, Exceptional
Entry term(s) Children, Exceptional
Exceptional Child
Exceptional Children



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