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The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes

One of the most effective school-to-home collaboration strategies has been the home note. The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes uses the Google platform to help teachers and behavioral interventionists design custom home notes. Instead of a student carrying home a paper note, the individualized electronic home note is emailed directly home using Gmail—with nothing to get “misplaced” or altered before arriving home.

The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes includes a system for automatic data compilation as well as a highly motivating and customizable reinforcement component.

The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes contains step-by-step directions for how to:

  • Select and objectively define target behaviors.
  • Design a motivational system tailored to the individual student.
  • Set up the Electronic Home Note using Google Drive, Forms, and Sheets.
  • Introduce the home note to families and students.
  • Implement the program in a practical and user-friendly way.
  •  Monitor progress and assist students in tracking their own progress.
  • Create electronic graphs to summarize and visualize student progress.


Electronic Home Notes has been shown to effectively improve a student’s on-task behavior in the classroom with a bonus reduction of problematic behaviors (Knorr, 2015; Lopach, 2016).


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    Publication Date:
     March 1, 2017
    Product ID:
     James Knorr, William R. Jenson, Laura Lopach
    Price: $38.00

    James Knorr, Ph.D.



    James Knorr, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral resident at the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. James earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Utah in 2015. He previously worked in schools as a school psychologist. His interests include assessmentand intervention for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, severe behavior disorders, and disorders with genetic etiology. James is also interested in technology-based interventions.


    Laura Lopach, Ph.D.



    Laura Lopach, Ph.D., is a school psychologist in Granite District in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a certified behavior analyst. She is a member of the district autism team and oversees districtwide autism assessment and eligibility determination. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah in 2016 and her M.A. in School Psychology from the University of Montana in 2012. She has years of experience providing comprehensive services to children and adults with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges and their families. She has provided evidence-based intervention services in home, school, and residential treatment settings. Her research interests include identifying effective and practical interventions to support learning and prosocial behavior.