special-needs

special needs

plural noun
the special educational requirements of those with learning difficulties, emotional or behavioral problems, or physical disabilities.

special-needs, adjective
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special needs or special educational needs
 
pl n
a.  the educational requirements of pupils or students suffering from any of a wide range of physical disabilities, medical conditions, intellectual difficulties, or emotional problems, including deafness, blindness, dyslexia, learning difficulties, and behavioural problems
 b.  (as modifier): special-needs teachers
 
special educational needs or special educational needs
 
pl n

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