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Aim: The present study was to evaluate the effects of family-based tele-intervention of SPARK program on improving the motor proficiency and reducing the severity of autism symptoms in children with high-functioning ASD.
Method: The research was set up in an quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design without control group. 9 families of children with high-functioning ASD referring to rehabilitation centers for children with ASD from Tehran, Isfahan, Ghods and Kermanshah provinces were selected as the research sample and tele-intervention was performed in 24 sessions of 45 minutes (weekly 3 sessions) and for 8 weeks. The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) (Gilliam, 1995) and short form of Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) (Bruininks, 1978) were used for data collection. Data were gathered and analyzed using pair t test.
Finding: The results showed a statistically significant (P < 0/5) effectiveness of the family-based tele-intervention of SPARK program on improving the motor proficiency but this effect was not significant to reducing the severity of autism symptoms in children with high-functioning.
Conclusion: In sum, the results of this study showed that family-based tele-intervention of SPARK program can be used to reduce motor problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.
 
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatric Neurology

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