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"Special needs" is a broad term used to describe children who require assistance in educational settings because of physical, mental, behavioral or medical disabilities or delays, according to ParentLink. The USAA Educat... More »

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Some courses in special education include those that focus on teaching strategies for a specific type of disability, psychology behind learning disabilities and instructional design. Although special education courses ar... More »

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Special education teachers instruct students who have physical, mental, emotional or learning disabilities. The subject matter taught is similar to that of mainstream classes, but teaching methods are adapted to the need... More »

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