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special needs

Syllabification: spe·cial needs

Definition of special needs in English:

plural noun

(In the context of children at school) particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Example sentences
  • Bonnah involved the relocation of a student with special needs from the traditional school system to one better equipped to deal with his needs.
  • There once was a boarding school couple at Riverview, a school for teens with special needs, located on Cape Cod.
  • It makes money by teaching children with special needs and by running charter public schools.

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