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ERIC Number: EJ888360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Enhancing Effects of Check-In/Check-Out with Function-Based Support
Campbell, Amy; Anderson, Cynthia M.
Behavioral Disorders, v33 n4 p233-245 Aug 2008
Targeted interventions (also called Tier 2 interventions or secondary interventions) are implemented within a comprehensive three-tiered system of support consisting of universal interventions (for all students), targeted interventions (for students exhibiting mild behavioral difficulties), and intensive interventions (for students requiring individualized support). Check-in/check-out is a targeted intervention designed to reduce incidences of disruptive behavior and increase prosocial behavior. Although check-in/check-out has been shown to be effective in a number of published articles, studies are still needed documenting (a) the utility of this intervention when implemented by educators as part of the larger school system of support and (b) guidelines for increasing the likelihood the intervention is matched to students most likely to benefit. In the current study, the authors address both of these needs by evaluating effects of a school's implementation of check-in/check-out with two typically developing students in the school. When the intervention did not produce significant effects, the authors modified the intervention slightly based on outcomes of functional behavior assessments conducted prior to beginning the intervention; this resulted in positive outcomes for both students. These results demonstrate the utility of considering the function of problem behavior prior to implementing a targeted intervention such as check-in/check-out. Implications for other targeted interventions are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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