Perceptions of IEP Meetings Through the Lens of Parents

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,7
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn from the current research a set of best practice recommendations for improving IEP meetings in their schools.
  2. learn how this research is connected to the 2020 NASP Practice Model (specific domains 1, 7, & 9).
  3. learn what parents report experiencing during an IEP meeting.
  4. learn what parents report as some of the major barriers in IEP meetings.
  5. learn what the legal requirements are for schools holding IEP meetings for children with disabilities.


The purpose of this paper session is to report the results of a study looking at the effectiveness and barriers to IEP meetings through the lens of parents. Quantitative and qualitative data collected from a parent population in the southeast region will be presented. Attendees will learn how to make IEP meetings more parent friendly and inclusive so parents feel they are equal partners.



Miriam M. Pages, Student
James R. Deni, Appalachian State University
Stephanie L. Corcoran, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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