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ERIC Number: EJ949525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Implementing Check in/Check out for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Residential and Juvenile Justice Settings
Swoszowski, Nicole Cain; Patterson, DaShaunda P.; Crosby, Shane
Beyond Behavior, v20 n1 p32-36 Fall 2011
Students who display the most challenging behaviors are more likely to be excluded from the general education learning environment and placed in more restrictive environments such as residential or juvenile justice (JJ) settings. Historically, the approaches used to address the needs of these students have been rooted in reactionary and punitive practices. However, research suggests that these approaches may be ineffective and inappropriate for students with the most significant behavioral needs, who may instead require support that is explicit, proactive, and preventative. These features of support are inherent to the secondary-tier intervention known as check in/check out (CICO). CICO has been implemented in numerous traditional school environments at both the elementary and middle school levels, primarily with students without disabilities. Although CICO seems to hold promise for dealing with challenging behavior in general education environments, only one study has addressed the use of CICO in residential or JJ settings. In this article, the authors describe the necessary prerequisite steps required to implement CICO in a traditional setting and further recommend adaptations to these steps that may be necessary for use in a residential or JJ setting. Furthermore, steps for implementing CICO and possible barriers and facilitators to implementing CICO in a residential or JJ setting are discussed.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A