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Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of self-monitoring based play therapy on feeding problems in slow paced children. Methods: This study was pre-test/post-test control group design. The population of this study included all children with intellectual disability (ages 5-8) that referred to rehabilitation centers and exceptional schools of Ilam city. The sample included 20 children that were selected by Simple Random Sampling from this population and then assigned in two groups of 10 people (experimental group and control group). The experimental group received the self-monitoring based play therapy in 10 sessions. The study data collected by the screening tool of feeding problems (STEP) (Matson and Kuhn, 2001). MANCOVA analysis was used to analysis of data. Results: The results showed efficiency of self-monitoring based play therapy on feeding problems and components of selectivity(P=0.005 & F=10.660), skills (P=0.002 & F=12.598), refusal (P=0.009 & 8.611) and nutrition(P=0.014 & 7.412) was significant in α=0.05 level, but was not efficacy on aspiration risk (P=0.725 & F=0.128). Conclusion: Therefore the self-monitoring based play therapy can be causes decrease feeding problems in children with mild slow paced.