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English definition of “special educational needs”

special educational needs

noun [plural]     (abbreviation SEN) specialized
an expression used to refer to special needs relating to education in particular → Compare learning difficultiesTypes of educationTeaching in general
(Definition of special educational needs noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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