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ERIC Number: EJ991781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Training School Personnel on Implementation of Check-in--Check-out Behavioral Interventions
Ruiz, Maria Isolina
Communique, v41 n1 p7-8, 10 Sep 2012
Over the last several years, educational policy has advocated for a preventive approach to keep problem behaviors from escalating and interfering with student achievement. Proactive methodologies such as school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) and response to intervention (RTI) have become common practice in school districts across the United States. As a result, teachers are now expected to implement behavioral interventions, such as check-in-check-out (CICO), with students who fail to comply with school behavioral expectations. In view of the expectation that teachers will be asked to implement behavioral interventions, it is extremely important that they are adequately trained in the specific intervention(s) that they will be using. The behavior education program (BEP), or CICO, is an effective, research-based Tier 2 intervention. It decreases the occurrence of problem behaviors by increasing the number of prompts the student receives for appropriate behavior, increasing the frequency of positive adult feedback, offering structured opportunities for the student to self-monitor throughout the day, and promoting school-home collaboration (Filter et al., 2007). Although the literature clearly defines the steps that schools must follow to conduct CICO effectively, many educators still struggle to implement the intervention with integrity because they may lack an adequate understanding of the behavioral principles governing CICO. This article offers practice-based suggestions for behavioral consultants who train school personnel on how to implement CICO.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States