Check-In, Check-Out, (CICO), is a Tier II, group-oriented intervention, designed especially for students whose problem behaviors (a) are unresponsive to Tier I practice and systems, (b) do not require more immediate individualized interventions, and (c) are observed across multiple settings or contexts.
Because CICO is a group-based, standardized intervention, it is efficient and cost-effective. For example, the program can accommodate a number of students (e.g., up to thirty), and students can enter the program within a few days following referral. CICO also provides a built-in system for (a) monitoring students’ progress in the program, (b) evaluating the fidelity of implementation, and (c) transitioning to a self-managed program.
Check-In, Check-Out Features and Benefits:
- Increased positive adult contact
- Embedded social skills training
- Direct link to school-wide behavioral goals and expectations
- Frequent feedback and positive reinforcement
- Daily home-school communication
- Goal setting for behavioral goals
- Improves mild to moderate problem behavior
- Short term intervention to goal of self-management
Teams will leave with everything they need to implement their own Check-In Check-Out program as part of the Tier II system including:
- Identifying a coordinator
- Establishing routines
- Setting up a daily progress point card
- Developing a point trading (reinforcement) system
- Defining student decision rules
- Creating training for students, staff, parents and Tier II team members
- Progress monitoring of students and their plans
- Assessment of fidelity of implementation.
How to Enroll: Visit the Region IV CSPD Registration website