Burnout a problem among those helping special needs kids: Poll

Miss Dione Ng, who teaches special needs children, says the demands of the job have caused her to feel burnt out occasionally.
Miss Dione Ng, who teaches special needs children, says the demands of the job have caused her to feel burnt out occasionally.

Half of the professionals surveyed in a poll on working with special needs children viewed burning out quickly as a key challenge.

While the problem is common, experts in the early intervention sector told The Straits Times that it does not usually lead to professionals leaving. Peer and organisational support can help those affected cope with it, they said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'Burnout a problem among those helping special needs kids: Poll'. Print Edition | Subscribe