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Definition of special needs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

special needs

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌspeʃl ˈniːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspeʃl ˈniːdz//
 
[plural] (especially British English) Mental and emotional problems
 
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needs that a person has because of mental or physical problems She teaches children with special needs. See related entries: Mental and emotional problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: special needs