SPECIAL CHILD By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a child with special needs for education and training. They may have learning disabilities, mental retardation or emotional problems. SPECIAL CHILD: "Joe was considered to be a special child due to his physical disabilities." Related Psychology Terms EDUCATIONAL THERAPY SLOW LEARNER PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MATERNAL PKU FEEBLEMINDEDNESS SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY LEARNING DIFFICULTIES SPECIAL NEEDS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SPECIAL CHILD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/special-child/ (accessed July 22, 2017).