Saturday, 27 June 2009

Individuals with Exceptionalities...




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Hi everyone,

Sorry, I was down with some head-cold or some mild-grade flu for a while, and had to write my finals with it, so my blog had to take a back seat.



Anyway, I have a question...


When you hear the phrase 'individual with exceptionalities', what comes to your mind?

Someone with special needs? Someone who is gifted? Who is talented? Someone with retardation or disabilities? Someone with a chronic medical condition needing special care/adaptation?




To me, the term has always encompassed all the above and more, but I've come across many people who only associate 'individuals with exceptionalities' as those who are gifted.


What do you think?



*Note: I don't want to know what the textbook says about exceptionalities encompasses because I know what it says. I want to know what you personally feel.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thoughts exceptionalities meant gifted. What did the textbook say?

WP said...

Um, for me I think it depends on the context...here, I thought more of disabilities actually, 'cos you often write about that. So I guess it includes all of those you wrote, in a way.

mott said...

I would have thought what you thought.

Nice term, either way.

Pi Bani said...

Hmmm... someone different lah kot. Someone who has an ability/disability others don't have lah. For example, someone who is exceptionally crazy... hehehe...

tee heng giap said...

everyone is exceptional

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Daphne,
To me lah, Individuals with Exceptionalities are people who are gifted.

I'll check wiki after this.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

individuals in this context are those with either physical or mental shortcomings.

Ka Ea Lim said...

I would say someone who is different from the average person in any ways (depending on which one you're talking about); physically, mentally, intellectually, artistically, creatively, etc.

Mat Salo said...

Never heard of it, exceptionalities? Don't think it's in the dictionary.

How are you, Sis?

Been traveling, you know.. here and there. But am back now in the hole where I crawled out from.

Good to hear you're doing alright.

asme said...

Sounds like a politically correct term to describe someone with an exceptional medical condition.

If the person was gifted, he or she will be called gifted or a genius.

Daphne Ling said...

Hey everyone,

Wait ar, I will reply soon...=)