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| Published: May 29, 2018

The Effectiveness of Clinical Model of Therapeutic Creativity on Cognitive Flexibility in Children with Autism

Reyhaneh Motakhaveri

M.A in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar Branch, Garmsar, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ali Reza Pirkhaefi

Assistance Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar Branch, Garmsar, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.034/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.034

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Background and Objectives: Children with autism have many problems, and then it is necessary to identify and strengthen those factors that reduce the vulnerability of autistic children against problems. Therefore this study was conducted aimed to investigating the effectiveness of clinical model of therapeutic creativity on cognitive flexibility in children with autism. Methods: The research design of this study was semi-experimental type as pretest-posttest with control group. The studied sample was including 16 children with autism who were selected through convenience sampling method and were categorized randomly into two groups of experiment and control. Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI) was used for data collection and data analyzing was conducted with univariate analysis of covariance and using SPSS-21 software. Results: The results showed that clinical model of therapeutic creativity have significant effect on improving cognitive flexibility (F= 5.11, p< 0.05) in children with autism. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, clinical model of therapeutic creativity can be suggested as an effective method in improving cognitive flexibility of autistic children.

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Reyhaneh Motakhaveri @ parsianfu@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.034/20180602

10.25215/0602.034

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018