Every child is special. But are there children who are more special than the others?
“Special Needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special needs may have mild learning disabilities or profound cognitive impairment; food allergies or terminal illness; developmental delays that catch up quickly or remain entrenched; occasional panic attacks or serious psychiatric problems. The designation is not necessarily a ‘label’, but it is also useful in ensuring that necessary services are provided; for setting appropriate management goals and for gaining support and gaining understanding both for the child and the ‘stressed’ family.
Isn’t every kid special? We think so, but what do we mean when we say “kids with special needs”? This means any kid who might need extra help because of a medical, emotional, or learning problem. These kids have…
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