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Children and Students with Medical Needs

Any children or students that face a physical, emotional or psychiatric challenge that has been diagnosed by a health professional and which often precludes him/her from attending a mainstream school regularly

Children with special health care needs (SHCN)

Children with special health care needs (SHCN) are those who ‘have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, develop- mental, behavioural or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally’ (Newacheck et al. 1998)