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    Meeting the Needs of Students With Special Needs

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    What are the learning and behavioral characteristics and special needs of students with physical, sensory, and health impairments? What are the roles of professionals who meet their needs? Analyze the educational impact of those impairments?

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    Characteristics and needs of students vary greatly depending on their physical, sensory and health-related issues. It is impossible to list all of the characteristics of all students. There are, however, some characteristics that are common to certain groups of children.

    For example, a child who has a sensory dysfunction may have a sensitivity to touch. The child may shy away from hugs or even casual touches from classmates. Some clothing may feel uncomfortable (especially tags or seams). The child might dislike playing with playdough, fingerpainting or other tactile experiences. In contrast, some children with sensory dysfunction may crave touch. These children have a strong need to touch everybody and everything. Other children with sensory dysfunction may have a heightened awareness of sound or light. This could cause discomfort, confusion or even pain when the child is ...

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    Characteristics and needs of students vary greatly depending on their physical, sensory and health-related issues. It is impossible to list all of the characteristics of all students. There are, however, some characteristics that are common to certain groups of children. In this answer, I discuss some of these characteristics, and I talk about what teachers and other professionals can do to help meet the needs of all students.

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