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Special education needs provision within mainstream education


12.Educational support and guidance

12.1Special education needs provision within mainstream education

Last update: 27 November 2023


Definition of the Target Group(s)


Children with special needs

A child (pupil/student) with special educational needs in terms of Croatian education system is any child with learning difficulties significantly exceeding those of his/her peers, calling for special educational support for the child. Similarly, any particularly gifted child, continuously achieving above-average results due to highly developed particular capabilities, personal motivation or external stimulation in one or more areas, is considered to be a pupil/student with special educational needs and, thus requiring special educational support. A gifted child, i.e. pupil/student is a child with identified above-average capability in one or more areas, having above-average intellectual or academic or creative or psycho-motoric capabilities.