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Aim: This research was carried out with the aim of designing and developing a life quality improvement scheme and the assessment of its effectiveness in the quality of mothers’ life and the social adjustment of slow pace girls suffering from Down’s syndrome. Method: The method of the research is semi-experimental and has taken advantages of pre-test, post-test, and controlled group. Statistical population consisted of all mothers who had trainable slow pace girls with the IQ of 50-70 suffering from Down’s syndrome. Out of which 60 of them were chosen for sampling and were randomly divided into two groups of 30 called Experiment and Control groups. For 11 sessions, the life quality improvement program was applied to Experiment group, unlike the second group. To assess the life quality of mothers and the social adjustment of the children the questionnaire of the life quality of Varosherbon as well as the questionnaire related to the social adjustment of Vineland were used respectively. Results: The data has been analyzed with SPSS20 and multi-variable. The results of the research indicates the life quality improvement scheme has had a meaningful influence on the improvement of the mothers’ life quality (01/0>p); However, in the variable related to the social adjustment of the children, the average of the scores of pre- and post-test showed no meaningful difference(074/0>p). Discussion: The findings of the research illustrates that it is possible to apply life quality improvement scheme, for enhancing the life quality of mothers’ with slow pace children afflicted to Down’s syndrome, and, beside training mothers to improve the social adjustment of slow pace children, to take advantage of a complementary program such as teaching the children life skills in order to increase their social adjustability.