Essential Tasks and Programs

The concept behind Essential Tasks and Programs is that there are instruction formats that are particularly useful for a student to be familiar. Within those formats or activities, multiple curricular can be embedded.


Practical exemplars to demonstrate in phases


Additional information
on skills


Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons

Program Videos

Object and Picture Matching

This program teaches several different learning how to learn behaviors (e.g., paying attention to the therapist, paying attention to the materials) without demanding language requirements.

Auditory discrimination

This program teaches students to listen to different sounds, notice the difference between them, and perform a corresponding action. This program is a precursor to understanding language.

Recalling Events

This program teaches a student how to answer questions about what he has been doing.