Definition of special needs in English:

special needs

plural noun

  • (in the context of children at school) particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioral difficulties.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Teachers often try to deal with this by offering special needs classes.’
    • ‘She manages a large studio, teaches special needs children and directs her church choir.’
    • ‘It makes money by teaching children with special needs and by running charter public schools.’
    • ‘Despite having large numbers of special needs children, many New Zealand state schools can't get the funding they require to make a difference in the classroom.’
    • ‘After some deliberation it was agreed that it would probably be best for her to be transferred to a school for children with special needs.’
    • ‘A third of the children in our school are on the special needs register, so they have a lot of issues anyway.’
    • ‘She helps special needs children in her private practice.’
    • ‘In the Athen's school system, Michael was identified as a special needs ' child and was in the E.S.L. program.’

Pronunciation

special needs

/ˈspɛʃəl nidz//ˈspeSHəl nēdz/