Helping Your Child with Special Needs at School

Children with special needs may need extra help with school work or extra time on tests. Some children may not be able to participate fully in gym class, or may need to take medicine during the day. Some children may have life-threatening conditions for which teachers need to know the symptoms.

Despite these challenges, with a bit of extra work by parents and teachers and a positive attitude from everyone, children with health and learning problems can thrive in the classroom. The following pages provide guidance for parents and teachers on helping kids with special needs get the most out of school.

For general advice, please see our page on Advocating for Your Child.

Health conditions at school

Learning difficulties at school

Special education