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The Effectiveness of Floor time Play on Anxiety ‎in ‎children with Asperger disorder and burden among ‎‌ ‌their ‌mothers (a single case study)
Ghazaleh Rezaee Khoshkozari, Anahita Khodabakhshi Koolaee
Assistant professor of counseling, Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Humanities, Khatam University , Tehran, Iran , a.khodabakhshid@khatam.ac.ir
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Introduction: Anxiety is one of the problems associated with Asperger's children.‎. The psychological burden of having a child with Asperger, also affects their caregivers, ‎and life with a sick member creates a bitter experience for other family members‎. The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of “Floor time Play on ‎Anxiousness ‎in children with Asperger disorder ‎and burden among ‎
Methods :The study was a single-subject of AB experimental designs. The statically  population of the study was all 8-11 year old children with asperger ‎disorder and their mothers in Tehran, referring to the center of autism of the Sunrise, ‎and 3 children at the age 8 to 11 were chosen. In this study, convenience sampling ‎method was used. ‎. Interventions peformed for 12 treatment sessions (90 minutes, one session per week) ‎for three month, with a follow-up period of one month subsequent to treatment ‎termination‎. The research instruments were the High-Functioning ‎Autism Spectrum Screening ‎Questionnaire, Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale and Family burden interview scale. ‎chart analysis was used for data analysis of this study and also the effectiveness of ‎therapy was assessed by recovery percent formula and‎ Reliable change index‏.‏
Results: The results indicated that children with asperger disorder showed improvement in ‎comparison with baseline. The overall improvement in their anxiety variables was 50/5%, ‎and the RCI was higher than 1.96 for all three children. Therefore, floortime play ‎therapy has a clinically and statistically significant effect on the reduction of anxiety in ‎children with Asperger's disorder. The results of the follow-up test showed that the effects of the intervention were still ‎ongoing after one month after the last session of the interventions‎. Also the results of the percentage of recovery (24/6%) indicated a decrease in burden, ‎but ‎this value was not clinically meaningful.‎
Conclusions: It seems that floortime play therapy has been effective in reducing the anxiety ‎of ‎children with aspergerous disorder. Therefore, it is recommended that the ‎treatment ‎of floortime play therapy as one of the treatment interventions to improve ‎anxiety in children ‎with Asperger's disorder And reduce the stresses and mental ‎problems of their mothers ‎in centers and clinics of autism. ‎

Keywords: Floor time Play, Anxiety, Asperger, burden, ‌mothers.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/21 | Accepted: 2017/11/12 | Published: 2018/06/2
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Rezaee Khoshkozari G, Khodabakhshi Koolaee A. The Effectiveness of Floor time Play on Anxiety ‎in ‎children with Asperger disorder and burden among ‎‌ ‌their ‌mothers (a single case study). JPEN. 2018; 4 (4) :50-59
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