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28 July 2011

Special needs kids bullied more

Many 'special needs' kids who struggle with medical, emotional or behavioral issues often face tough social and academic troubles in school, a new study suggests.

Many 'special needs' kids who struggle with medical, emotional or behavioural issues often face tough social and academic troubles in school, a new study suggests.

"Health affects school performance," noted study co-author Dr Christopher B. Forrest, a professor of paediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Special health care needs have manifold effects on school outcomes that increase the likelihood that these kids are not going to successfully transition to adulthood."

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