Special needs

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Special needs is a term used to describe individuals with mental, emotional, or physical disabilities. They may need to be treated differently than their peers due to medical, behavioral, developmental, learning, and/or mental health issues. "The designation is useful for getting needed services, setting appropriate goals, and gaining understanding for a child and stressed family."[1]

The number of special needs children in the United States is rapidly increasing.

References

  1. About.com, What Are "Special Needs"?, By Terri Mauro
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