Special education refers to schooling which caters to children with particular issues which would be hard, if not impossible to address in a large, mainstreamed classroom setting. The goal of special education is to give the best possible education through the use of specially designed curricula and programming, equipment, materials, accessible locations, technologies, resources and resource rooms as well as a specially designed learning area. In this way children will be able to achieve a level of success, independence and integration into the general community which would otherwise have been difficult to achieve, or even impossible.
Some of the more common problems dealt with by special education are learning challenges, communication difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, physical disabilities, and slow or impaired development. Children with these issues can find greater learning success when they receive additional educational services as was mentioned above, giving them a chance to integrate more successfully into society when they are grown.