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Nematkhah M, Hossein Khanzadeh A A, Kafi Masouleh M. The Effectiveness of Clay Therapy on Reducing the Aggression of boys suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). MEJDS. 2016; 6 :158-163
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1- University of Guilan
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Objective: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder during childhood and it is important to find an effective treatment to reduce its cues. The present paper aims to examine the effect of clay therapy on aggression in elementary school male students suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 
Methods: The method was experimental and the design was pre-test post-test. The statistical population was all the elementary school male students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Rasht province during the educational year of 2013-2014. 30 students were selected through purposive sampling. Then they were randomly assigned to control and experiment groups. After pre-test, the experimental group underwent 11 sessions of 60 minutes clay therapy during 5 weeks, while the control group received no intervention. The instrument used in the study was Shahim (2006) Overt and Relational Aggression Scale. The Data was analyzed by covariance analysis 
Results: Findings indicate that clay therapy reduced the Total aggression scores (p>0.01) and also sub-scales including Physical, verbal and Relational Aggression (p<0.001) in elementary school male students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 
Conclusion: Mud play, in conjunction with other treatment methods, can be used in the treatment of Child Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2015/08/1 | Accepted: 2015/12/4

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