Special Needs

Helping With Plans For Special Needs

Last updated on September 11, 2023

The term “special needs” encompasses a broad array of items; but in the context of children at school, the term deals with particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability or emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Windsor Law LLC interprets the term “educational requirements” as the particular specialized instruction for a student with special needs Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Guidelines For Special Needs Diagnoses

When it comes to the educational component, we are here to assist students and their families.

In the United States, “special needs” is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental or psychological. For instance, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases (9th edition) both give guidelines for clinical diagnosis. Types of special needs vary in severity. People with autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia, blindness, ADHD or cystic fibrosis, for example, may be considered to have special needs. However, special needs can also include cleft lips and/or palates, port-wine stains or missing limbs.

A “special” school is a school catering to students who have special educational needs due to severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioral problems. Special schools may be specifically designed, staffed and resourced to provide appropriate special education for children with additional needs.

Sometimes a special needs student can be educated in a regular school with appropriate supports also known as services and or accommodations.

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Sometimes it feels like you are on a merry-go-round with the school and fighting for your child. Our compassionate yet assertive special needs attorney is here to help handle school discussions and help advocate for your child’s rights. Call our Florida firm at 941-487-7527 or send in this email to request a confidential consultation.