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jcmh 2019, 5(4): 218-227 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Reducing Behavioral Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome
Azin Adamiat , Alireza Varasteh, Alireza Nezamdoust
Faculty of Humanities, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran
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Background and Purpose: Emotional and behavioral disorders in children with Down syndrome, lead to social problems and reduced ability in cognitive and behavioral functions. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of play therapy in reducing behavioral disorders in children with Down syndrome.
Method: The research method was a pre-test-post-test with control group. The statistical population of this study was all children aged 6 to 16 years old with Down syndrome in Rasht in 2016-2017. Twenty of them were selected by convenience sampling method and were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups (10 children in each group). The research tool was Rutter behavioral disorders questionnaire. Experimental group received play therapy in 10 sessions of 30 to 45 minutes, while the control group did not receive any interventions during this period. Data were analyzed using covariance analysis method.
Results: The results of this study showed that play therapy was effective in reducing behavioral disorders in children with Down syndrome (P <0.01).
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, in addition to the statistical significance, the importance of play therapy as a suitable method for children with Down syndrome in reducing behavioral disorders can be emphasized and used as an effective method.
Keywords: Behavioral disorders, play therapy, Down syndrome
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/17 | Accepted: 2018/12/11 | Published: 2019/03/12
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Adamiat A, Varasteh A, Nezamdoust A. The Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Reducing Behavioral Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome. jcmh. 2019; 5 (4) :218-227
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Volume 5, Issue 4 (Vol5 No4 Winter 2019 - 2019) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه سلامت روان کودک Quarterly Journal of Child Mental Health
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