Investigating the Effect of Storytelling on Role Playing Method on Sensory-Cognitive and Interpersonal Knowledge in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of of Pediatric nursing,Faculty of nursing and midwifery, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Management, Tehran Medical Sciences , Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: Autism is a developmental disorder that is associated with a lack of social skills, irritability, and stereotypical and repetitive behaviors. Role-based presentation is an educational method for transferring concepts and behavior change in children. In this research, researchers investigated the effect of storytelling As if they played a role in the sensory and emotional awareness of children with autism.
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study that has been done by performing role-plays storytelling on the studied units. The target population in this study was all patients with autism who were filed in Khoramabad city hospitals in 1396. 30 children aged 6-16 years were selected by available sampling method. Data was processed through the Autism treatment evaluation checklist questionnaire before, after and after the intervention, and then processed.
Results: The results of the study were analyzed by SPSS software. In terms of sensory and cognitive skills, ( p <0.001) (t = 45.5), in the field of health status (p <0/035) (t = 2.21). Significant changes have been made in each case.
Conclusion: Role-playing storytelling is one of the effective and cost-effective therapeutic interventions for increasing sensory and cognitive awareness and improving the health of children with autism.


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