Chaining and task analysis are teaching procedures that helps teach complex behaviors or sequences of behaviors, such as:
- Self-help skills
- Social skills
- Academic tasks
Each step is taught and mastered and then chained together using backward or forward chaining. Watch the teachers in this autism teaching strategies video use chaining and task analysis to teach complex or multi-step behaviors/skills.
Chaining involves breaking a skill down into its step by step componenents. Each step is taught and mastered and then chained together into a larger whole.
Task Analysis involves breaking complex skills into smaller, teachable units, the products of which is a series of sequentially ordered steps or task.