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Aim: This study examined the effectiveness of sand play therapy on reducing aggression/ hyperactivity in children was Kermanshah city. Materials and Methods: Experimental pretest - posttest control group and statistical methods of multivariate analysis of covariance. The population of 7-5 year old children with aggression/ hyperactivity in Kermanshah and simple random sampling. Of three regions of Kermanshah, six kindergarten (kindergarten through each zone two) were randomly selected. 54 children with behavioral disorders were diagnosed. The inclusion and Exclusion criteria based on, 30 children (10 girls and 20 boys) were randomly selected as the sample group and control group 15 patients 15 patients were examined. Behavioral disorders Questionnaire Rutter form B (1967) pre-test - post-test and one month after the intervention was completed by the teachers. The experimental group received 10 weekly sessions(45 minutes) of sand play therapy. Results: The results showed that the sand play therapy, significantly aggression/ hyperactivity reduced in children in the experimental group compared to control children. and these achievements were remained in one-month follow up. Conclusion: According to the results obtained from the sand play therapy can be effective in reducing Behavioral disorders in children. and the necessity of using sand play therapy to reduce aggression/ hyperactivity and mental health in the children with this disorder have was emphasized.