Effectiveness of Sahmgozari Parenting on Mother’s lifestyle and Developmental Expectations Children with ASD: Synthesizing Mothers' Experiences and Integrated Development Plan

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD Student in Counseling, Department of Counseling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 allame tabatabaei univercity

3 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran.

4 Professor, Department of Psychology, Counseling & Educational Science, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran

10.22098/jpc.2024.14050.1196

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of an educational model of parenting based on the sahmgozari Approach. The model integrated the experiences of mothers with children diagnosed with symptoms ASD, along with a comprehensive program of integrated transformation. The study aimed to examine the impact of this model on the lifestyle based on sahmgozari approach of mothers and the developmental expectations of the children. Methodology: The statistical population consisted of all mothers residing in Isfahan, who had toddlers and infants with symptoms ASD and sought assistance from child counseling centers during the summer quarter of 2023. A purposive sampling method was employed, resulting in a sample size of three mothers in Isfahan City who met the inclusion criteria. Data collection involved the use of early screening questionnaires pertaining to autism characteristics, developmental expectations, and contributory lifestyle. Data analysis was conducted using visual analysis methods, stable change index, and recovery percentage. Findings: The findings indicated that the educational model of parenting based on the sahmgozari approach, which integrates the experiences of mothers with children with symptoms ASD and a comprehensive program of integrated transformation, effectively influenced the lifestyle based on sahmgozari approach of the mothers and the developmental expectations of the children. Conclusion: Therapists and parents can utilize the results of this research to mitigate the challenges associated with raising children with symptoms ASD.

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