عنوان مقاله [English]
The study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Narrative Therapy on improvement of Verbal Skills and social communication of children with autism.Research design was quasi-experimental that included a pretest and posttest that was conducted on both the experimental group, and control group. 20 children with autism were recruited through Simple random sampling and randomly assigned to control and experimental groups.The experimental group was trained during three weeks. Childhood Autism Rating Scale (GARS) were used as the instruments for measuring improvement of children’s autistic features. And the data collected from pre-test and post-test were analyzed by use of covariance. Results showed that Narrative Therapy was significantly effective in decreasing symptoms of autism. Also, in speech/language, communication and sociability subtests significant result was observed (P<0.05(whereas in Stereotyped and repetitive Behavior subtests there were not any statistically significant results. According to benefits of this intervention in treatment and importance of increasing Narrative Therapy sessions for children with autism, it is recommended this therapy method in conjunction with conventional methods to be offered to Society of Autism.