Task Analysis

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Task Analysis (TA)

By using task analysis (TA) to teach a learner individual steps, the learner can become more independent using the more complex target skill or behavior.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:

  • Learning basic knowledge about task analysis (TA).
  • Applying TA in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.

The TA module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:

Lesson Time to Complete
A Case for TA 10 minutes
Lesson 1: Basics of TA 20 minutes
Lesson 2: Planning for TA 25 minutes
Lesson 3: Using TA 25 minutes
Lesson 4: Monitoring TA 25 minutes
Applying TA 10 minutes
Suggested citation:
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2015). Task analysis. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/task-analysis

Professional Standards

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)

CEC standards that apply specifically to the task analysis (TA) module (PDF document, 1 page)


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