Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 M.A. Student of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Behavioral disorders affect all aspect of individual's life, while applying incredible years’ parent program has been associated with effective outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate of the effectiveness of incredible years’ parent program on the interaction of mother-child with behavioral disorder in Isfahan city. The present research was a semi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test design and control group. The participants were 30 mothers of children with behavioral disorder from Amirkabir elementary school in Isfahan city that selected by random sampling method. Subjects were divided into experimental and control groups, each group consisting of 15 mothers. The experimental group participated at 12 sessions of incredible years’ program, while the control group did not. The instrument was done using the parent-child relationship scale of Piyanta. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used by SPSS (version 23) for analyzing the data. The results showed that incredible years’ program training had a significant effect on the interaction and all subscales (conflict, closeness, dependency) in children with behavioral disorders (P<0.001). The incredible years’ program training can improve interaction of mother-child with behavioral disorder. Therefore, planning for providing this program has a particular importance.


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