The term Special Needs is a short form of Special Education Needs. It is defined as an individual with a mental, emotional, or physical disability. An individual with special needs may need help in one or more of the following areas:
Special Care Required
Individuals with disabilities may require special care. To ensure their safety, several laws have been enacted into government.
it is also defined as 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) It is also is a way to refer to students with disabilities.
Special Needs (Education Setting)
The term Special Needs in the education setting comes into play whenever a child’s education program is officially altered from what would normally be provided. This education is provided to students through an Individual Education Plan which is sometimes referred to as an Individual Program plan.