عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Quick Tips Program on sensory processing and social participation of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research was Quasi-experimental of pretest-posttest design with a control group and one-month follow-up. The population included all ASD children at the age of 3-5 in Tehran City. The sample size was 29 (12 girls, 17 boys) who were chosen using convenient sampling method and were randomly selected and assigned to experiment and control groups. The assessment tool consisted of Sensory Processing Measure-Preschool (SPM-P) and the intervention program was The Quick Tips Protocol (Henry, 2014). Interventions were performed in 32 one-hour sessions on the experiment group by parents with coaching researcher, in accordance with the protocol in the child's natural environment. Data were analyzed by t-test and MANCOVA using SPSS21 software. Results showed that implementation of the Quick Tips, significantly improved sensory processing and social participation except hearing, taste-smell and these effects specially in proprioception lasted for one-month follow-up significantly (p < 0.05). The findings conclude that the Quick Tips is an effective program to solve sensory processing and social participation of autism children problems. It is suggested that the program, which is applicable at home and operated by parents, is being taught to parents and is being implemented at home with other common programs, to resolve sensory problems and children’s participation.