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1- Master of Science in psychiatric nursing, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Assistant professor in Nursing, Patient Safety Research Center, Clinical Research Institute, Nursing & Midwifery School, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author) , parizad.n@umsu.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor in Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
4- Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
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Background & Aims: Children with autism often have difficulty with stereotyped behaviors. Play therapy helps children learn new social and behavioral skills. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effect of localized play therapy with parental participation on stereotyped behaviors of children with autism. Materials & Method: This quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design with control group was conducted on 40 school-age children with autism in Urmia during 2021. Forty children with autism were recruited using convenience sampling and then randomly assigned into two groups of intervention and control. Data were collected using the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-Second Edition (GARS-2) and a demographic questionnaire. Then parents and children in the intervention group received six 2-hour sessions of family-based play therapy using online video calls. Data were analyzed using SPSS, version 22.0. Results: The results showed a significant difference in the mean scores of stereotyped behaviors between the intervention and the control group after the intervention (p
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