Definition of special needs – any of various difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment) that causes an individual to require additional or specialized services or accommodations (such as in education or recreation) students with special needs.
To reiterate, particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioral difficulties.
The 4 different types of special needs
- Physical — Such as muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, chronic asthma, and epilepsy
- Developmental — Such as Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, and processing disorders
- Behavioral/Emotional — Such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, or oppositional defiance disorder
- Sensory Impaired — Such as being blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hearing-impaired