Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children who have disabilities. Certain children with disabilities are eligible for special education and related services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines childhood disabilities to include a number of different emotional or physical conditions. Specifically, IDEA defines a “child with a disability” as a child with mental retardation; hearing, speech, or language impairments; visual impairments; orthopedic impairments; serious emotional disturbance; autism; traumatic brain injury; other health impairments; or specific learning disabilities, who for this reason, needs special education and related services. Children with learning disabilities receive instruction designed to meet their needs that result from the disability and to help them learn the information and skills that their non-disabled classmates are learning.
For more information about special education click the link to the left Overview Special Education.
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