Children with special needs have all the needs of regular children
Children with special needs have all the needs of regular children, such as safety and security love, praise and encouragement along with some additional needs. These special needs can be caused by numerous conditions which can be physical, intellectual or emotional. Some examples of special needs conditions are; physical disability such as epilepsy, asthma, cystic fibrosis, hearing or visual impairment, mild to severe general learning disability, specific learning disability such as dyscalculia, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and emotional disturbance.
Newcomer children whose first language is not English may also be regarded as having special needs.
Special needs education refers to the special educational arrangements which are in place for children with special needs. These special educational provisions are provided to any child if their ability to participate in and benefit from education is restricted due to an ongoing physical, intellectual, sensory, and emotional or learning disability.