2nd Edition

A Tier 2 Intervention for Students at Risk

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ISBN 9781462524587
Published February 24, 2017 by Guilford Press

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Book Description

Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) is the most widely implemented Tier 2 intervention for the approximately 10-15% of K-12 students who exhibit chronic, mild behavior problems. Now significantly expanded, this professional training video illustrates the key components of CICO and shows how school personnel and parents can quickly and effectively support positive behavior throughout the day. CICO is ideal for implementation in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS) frameworks. The chapter format of the DVD allows users to quickly navigate to specific segments. Special features include reproducible forms, PowerPoint training materials, and two graphing spreadsheets for managing daily data. (First edition title: The Behavior Education Program.)

New to This Edition
*Broader grade range: now includes high school examples.
*Summarizes the CICO research base and integrates lessons learned from over 16 years of implementation.
*Chapters on modifying CICO for attendance issues, internalizing behaviors, and individualized intervention.
*Spanish-language chapter introducing CICO to parents.
*Expanded FAQ chapter.
*Several new and updated reproducible tools.

See also the related manual by Leanne S. Hawken, Deanne A. Crone, Kaitlin Bundock, and Robert H. Horner for CICO implementation leaders: Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools, Third Edition: The Check-In, Check-Out Intervention.

Table of Contents

Main Video
Key Features of CICO:
Teacher Feedback
Home Feedback
Supplemental Chapters:
Internalizing Behavior
Attendance Problems
Spanish Overview for Families
Individualizing CICO
Frequently Asked Questions
Supplemental Material:
Daily Progress Reports
Graphing Spreadsheets
Materials for CICO Attendance
PowerPoint Slides and Other Training Materials

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Leanne S. Hawken, PhD, BCBA, is Director of Content and Curriculum at Parent Playbook and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Special Education at the University of Utah. She is a recipient of the College of Education Research Award from the University of Utah. Her research focuses on positive behavior support, including schoolwide behavior support, targeted interventions for students at risk, and functional assessment/behavior support planning for students engaging in severe problem behavior. She frequently leads presentations and workshops on Check-In, Check-Out and positive behavior interventions and supports. In addition to over 20 book chapters and journal articles, she is coauthor of Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools, Second Edition; Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools, Second Edition; and the training DVD Check-In, Check-Out, Second Edition: A Tier 2 Intervention for Students at Risk.

Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA, is a national educational consultant based in Chicago. She provides multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) coordination, training, and coaching to state, district, and school leaders and implementers. Currently a Regional Facilitator Director for the University of Kansas SWIFT Center, she served as Technical Assistance Director for the Illinois Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network for eight years. She has also directed training and technical assistance for the New York statewide PBIS initiative. Starting as a school counselor on Molokai, Hawaii, and then becoming a school psychologist, she has implemented and coached PBS in a variety of settings, including residential facilities, community-based organizations, and at home with her son, who has autism. Her focus areas include family partnerships and diversity.


"The second edition of the CICO DVD program provides an updated description of the logic and day-to-day operations of CICO. Of special value is the emphasis on how CICO can be adapted for use at elementary, middle, and high school levels. The messages from teachers, administrators, and students are compelling, and supplement the research base. School personnel considering CICO will benefit from seeing what the program looks like, how the data function as a positive element in the school day, and how teacher teams can work to address emerging problem behavior patterns early."--Robert H. Horner, PhD, Alumni–Knight Endowed Professor of Special Education, University of Oregon

"The use of CICO has expanded exponentially in schools throughout the United States and internationally, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated with a range of behavior problems. This updated DVD offers step-by-step instructions for implementing CICO, from aligning it within a multi-tiered support system to summarizing data. It is a complete resource for training school or program staff to implement CICO. Examples of dos and don'ts illustrate how to make the intervention most effective and efficient. After watching this DVD, school staff will have an understanding of how to seamlessly and feasibly blend CICO with ongoing systems of support in their schools. I will definitely use this DVD in my Positive Behavior Support class."--Lee Kern, PhD, College of Education, Lehigh University

"Educators who recognize the importance of positive school climate will welcome the CICO DVD. The video program can be used as a component of training workshops or staff meetings or to enhance individual teachers' understanding of CICO. The second edition has a practical and easy-to-follow format that describes the program’s core features, with adaptations for addressing internalizing behaviors or attendance. School leadership teams will find useful information on how to embed CICO within a multi-tiered framework."--Steve Goodman, PhD, Director, Michigan's MTSS Technical Assistance Center

"Teachers, psychologists, and administrators who support students at risk long for tools that can assist them in implementing evidence-based practices. This superbly crafted DVD fits the bill to perfection. Detailed descriptions of CICO components, real-life illustrations, and compelling testimony by stakeholders bring to life the positive, efficient, and sustainable nature of the practice. This DVD will prove invaluable to educators leading pre- or inservice professional development and training activities."--Joseph M. Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada