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    The process of task analysis

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    1. Describe the process of creating a task analysis and how these lists can be helpful in selecting an appropriate target behavior for a client. Create a task analysis list with a specific behavior in mind (e.g., hand washing, tooth brushing, shoe tying, skipping, etc.). Discuss in detail how you would assess a client in order to determine what step he or she is on within your task list. What specific measures would you use here with regard to the three dimensions of behavior, and why? (For example, frequency, rate, duration, intensity, latency, topography, magnitude, inter-response time, etc.)

    2. Using the task analysis list that you created for the first Discussion, explain (in detail) three methods that you could use to validate the components and sequence of behaviors in your task analysis. Then, pick a specific step in your list and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using the single-opportunity and multiple-opportunity methods to assess whether your client can perform that component of the task analysis independently.

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    Developing a task analysis requires the meticulous documentation of each step that occurs in a task. (Expanding on the method of documentation would enhance the beginning of your response). The process fosters a detailed account of each mundane action that must be executed in the pursuit of the end result of the task. The lists that emerge from a task analysis offer insight into the method of creation for the task at hand. This is helpful in targeting or selecting appropriate target behavior for a client by examining the client's method of completing a process. It allows for change or improvement to be determined based on the process that is presented in a task analysis. (Expanding on this would be beneficial; discussing an example ...

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    The solution provides an analyze of the application of task analysis for client observation in behavioral psychology.