You can include in medical expenses payments to a special school for a mentally impaired or physically disabled person, if the main reason for using the school is its resources for relieving the disability. You can include, for example, the cost of:
- Teaching Braille to a visually impaired child,
- Teaching lip reading to a hearing impaired child, or
- Giving remedial language training to correct a condition caused by a birth defect.
The cost of meals, lodging, and ordinary education supplied by a special school can be included in medical expenses only if the main reason for the child's being there is the resources the school has for relieving the mental or physical disability. You cannot include in medical expenses the cost of sending a problem child to a special school for benefits the child may get from the course of study and the disciplinary methods.