They’re children who have a disability or a combination of disabilities that makes learning or other activities difficult. Special-needs children include those who have: Mental Retardation, which causes them to develop more slowly than other children. Speech and Language Impairment, such as a problem expressing themselves or understanding others. Physical Disability, such as vision problem, cerebral palsy, or other conditions. Learning Disabilities, which distort messages from their senses. Emotional Disabilities, such as antisocial or other behavioral problems.
Why Learn About These Children?

Because with proper care and education, every child can reach his or her full potential.

The more parents understand about how a child grows, the better prepared they’ll be to recognize special needs – and seek help promptly.

Children with special needs require extra attention, teaching, care – and love!

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