Master of Arts (MA)
Internalizing behaviors are directed inward at the child and are often overlooked in classrooms compared to outwardly-directed externalizing behaviors. When internalizing behaviors are identified, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBIs) are the go-to targeted interventions. However, CBIs are time-consuming and require considerable training to implement. An efficient and time-effective targeted intervention for internalizing behaviors is needed. Check In/Check Out (CICO) has been shown to be an effective targeted intervention for children with externalizing behavior problems. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate CICO as a targeted intervention for kids with internalizing behavior problems. Four elementary school students with internalizing behavior problems received the CICO intervention. A mixed single-subject design was used to evaluate the intervention’s effectiveness. Results suggest that ratings of prosocial replacement behaviors increased during the CICO phase and that overall, participants internalizing behaviors decreased.
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Hunter, Katherine K., "Evaluation of the check in/check out (CICO) intervention for students with internalizing behavior problems" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 1098.
Gresham, Frank M.