What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law


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Individuals with special needs can have several mental and medical impairments. Select the one that is NOT a special need.

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1. If an accident occurs, ___________ to the parents, guardians, or caregivers.

2. Which law makes it illegal to verbally harass, physically intimidate, or write threats to an individual with special needs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students who want to test their knowledge of special needs types and law can use these assessments. They will ask questions regarding the types of special needs and the legal actions that are associated with students with special needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will ask students questions about the following information:

  • The types of special needs
  • How an accident involving a student with special needs must be handled
  • Laws protecting special needs students
  • Responsibilities of the school district

Skills Practiced

These assessments will help students improve the skills listed below:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on special needs types and law
  • Critical thinking - read examples of legal issues regarding special needs and analyze them in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the laws in place to protect students with special needs

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, take a look at the accompanying lesson, What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law. It will help you accomplish these goals:

  • Define special needs
  • Identify the areas in which a special needs student might require help
  • Describe terms such as abuse, bullying, harassment, neglect, and law
  • Learn about the laws that protect students with special needs
  • Differentiate between the various laws