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exceptional child

a child who is substantially above or below the average in some significant respect. Often applied to a child who shows marked deviations in intelligence, the term may also be used to indicate the presence of a special talent or an unusual emotional or social difficulty. See also giftedness; slow learner.

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guilty but mentally ill (GBMI)

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