International Journal of Play Therapy Vol. 28, Iss. 3, (Jul 2019): 157-167. DOI:10.1037/pla0000099 The field of child-centered play therapy has long recognized the value of play for children’s growth and development, however other fields of inquiry have come to realize the value of play as well, such as play-based social interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Despite the differences between the theoretical and pragmatic applications of child-centered play therapy and play-based social interventions, the purpose of this work is to orient a play-based social intervention study with child-centered play therapy approach.. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.