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

If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.

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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