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English definition of “special needs”

special needs

noun [plural]     specialized
the particular things needed by or provided to help people who have an illness or condition that makes it difficult for them to do the things that other people do: carers for children with special needs a special needs teacherTeaching in general the people included in this group, for example within the educational system: a special needs childStudents and pupils
(Definition of special needs noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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