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1 sara mousaInstructor, Psychology department, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran. vi

2 MSc in Clinical Psychology, Department education and psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

3 MSc in Clinical Psychology, Behshar branch, Islamic Azad University, Behshar, Iran.

4 MSc in General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch. The Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Corresponding authors

5 MSc in Clinical Psychology, department of Psychology, Shiraz branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.

6 PhD candidate in Psychology, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran. Javad‌-



Background: The birth of a mentally retarded child can have a profound impact on the entire family, parents face many logistical and emotional difficulties that can impact their happiness and mental adjustment among Mothers with Slow Paced Children . Our study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the mother's Parent Training Protocol Based on an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on happiness and mental adjustment among Mothers with Slow Paced children.

Materials and Methods: The samples of this quasi-experimental included all the mothers with slow- paced Children in Tehran, Iran, from 2020- 2021, were selected using purposive sampling and randomly divided into two experimental groups (Parent training protocol) (n=15), and one control group(n=15). Each of the experimental participants was administered for one hour under 10 secessions, while no therapy was provided to the control group from the second half of August until the second half of September 2020. The subjects were assessed before and after treatment using Persian Version of the Mini-MAC The 29-item Mini-MAC and Oxford happiness questionnaire (OHQ). The data was analyzed Using version 18.0. The SPSS-programme. As mean & standard deviation, quantitative data were expressed. A calculation of the variables tested by covariance. `

Results: The total sample was 30 mothers with slow-paced children, of which 23.33 are in the age group of 20 to 25years, 33.33 are in the age group of 26to36years and 43.33are in the age group of 37to45 years. adjustment (F = 80.9;P=0.06), among mothers with slow- paced children.
Conclusion: Parent training protocol based on an acceptance and commitment therapy increased happiness of mothers with slow paced children and improved their mental adjustment .