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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


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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