Most tasks, even seemingly simple tasks, such as writing out spelling words, are really quite complex. Task Analysis involves breaking a task down into its parts or individual steps. Conducting a task analysis allows you to evaluate the expected learning outcomes and determine if any of the “steps” are impeding the ultimate result.
My student becomes overwhelmed when it comes time to practice spelling words (we typically write each word 5 times). She often refuses to do the task. If she does attempt to write the words, she may write the words too many or too few times or just get “stuck” on copying words correctly. How can I make this task more manageable and less overwhelming?