This lesson provides information that will assist teams in developing modifications to the Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) intervention.   While a majority of identified students will respond positively when CICO is implemented with fidelity, some modifications may be needed to enhance success.


By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Develop modifications to CICO based on student needs.
  • Understand key issues to consider when CICO is identified as a support for students receiving special education services.


This lesson is for Tier 2 teams that have developed their Tier 2 systems, have viewed the Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) Introductory Overview, CICO Program Design, CICO Daily Progress Report, CICO Systems for Reinforcement and Response to Referrals, Identifying CICO Participants and Data Management, CICO Plans for Self-Management, Fading and Graduation, CICO Training for Staff, Students, and Families, and Evaluate CICO Program Outcomes lessons, and are ready to begin developing systems for CICO modifications. Teams planning for preschool or high school implementation should also have completed either the CICO Adaptations for Preschool Implementation or CICO Adaptations for High School Implementation lessons.

Systems in place should include: 1) Tier 2 team roles and responsibilities, 2) identifying students for Tier 2 support, 3) collecting student information to make informed decisions and determine function of behavior, and 4) staff training and communication. Refer to Courses 1-4 for information about developing these systems.

Reflective Questions

  • When would a modification be needed for a student who is participating in CICO?
  • What should teams consider before making any modifications?
  • What considerations are needed if CICO is going to be included in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?