Addittional needs.

Tcordukes - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, i'm just doing some study on additional need with children and i was wondering what everyones thought where on what classes as additional needs. There is the obvious list of, Health issues, behavioural, physical and sensory, learning difficulty, communication.

Maybe you have a child that requires help in other areas which have not been mentioned.

Thanks.

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Medic - posted on 02/21/2012

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There are two ends to the learning spectrum. I would put children with VERY high IQ's in the special needs catagory. High being 135 and above. They come with their own set of special needs.

Sarah - posted on 02/21/2012

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My daughter was diagnosed with Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) at 8 months old. She was put on antibiotics daily, had 3 allergic reactions to different ones in a 2 month period. Ended up with breakthrough infections which caused her to lose 2lbs in 2 months. Had surgery a week before she turned 1. At 18 months old is still being followed for failure to thrive and developmental delays from her health issues her first year. I would consider her to be additional (high) needs.

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