• (adj): Surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
    Example: "Exceptional kindness"
    Synonyms: especial, particular, special
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exceptional:

Twice Exceptional - Education
... Twice-exceptional education is a movement that started in the early 1970s with "gifted-handicapped" education, a term essentially referring to the same population ... Still, finding schools that can meet the needs of twice exceptional children can be a challenge for many parents ... Some public schools offer part-time programs for twice exceptional students, where they can progress in subjects like math at their own pace, and meet other students like themselves ...
Study Of Exceptional Talent
... Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) is an outgrowth of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) at Johns Hopkins University ... offering rigorous programs for students who exhibit exceptional reasoning ability ...
Twice Exceptional
... The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability ... There is no clear-cut profile of twice-exceptional children because the nature and causes of twice exceptionality are so varied ... This variation among twice-exceptional children makes it difficult to determine just how many of them there might be ...
Metamemory - Improving Memory - Exceptional Memory
... Mnemonists are people with exceptional memory ... There is strong evidence suggesting that exceptional performance is acquired and that "ordinary" people can improve their memory drastically with the ... reveals that subjects with exceptional performance activate some brain regions that are different from those activated by control participants ...

More definitions of "exceptional":

  • (adj): Deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence.
    Example: "Special educational provisions for exceptional children"

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