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special needs

noun plural

Simple Definition of special needs

  • : mental, emotional, or physical problems in a child that require a special setting for education

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of special needs

  1. :  the individual requirements (as for education) of a person with a disadvantaged background or a mental, emotional, or physical disability or a high risk of developing one

special–needs

adjective

1915

First Known Use of special needs

1915

Rhymes with special needs


Medical Dictionary

special needs

noun plural

Medical Definition of special needs

  1. :  the individual requirements (as for education) of a person with a disadvantaged background or a mental, emotional, or physical disability or a high risk of developing one <Some urban homeschooled kids, particularly those with special needs, were previously enrolled in school but not served well there.—Linda Perlstein, Newsweek, 6 Feb. 2012>

special–needs

adjective <special-needs students>



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