Writing Meaningful Reports for Parents and Teachers

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. develop a report writing style that is user-friendly for parents and teachers.
  2. write reports focusing on student strengths, which prepare stakeholders for an IEP meeting.
  3. improve collaboration with parents and teachers in the assessment process.


Psychologists typically spend a lot of time writing reports, with the outcome that they are often not read by stakeholders. The current study was designed to help school psychologists write user-friendly and meaningful reports for parents and teachers. Participants included parents and teachers in K–12 public schools who participated in a collaborative assessment process. A postassessment online survey was used to gauge satisfaction and usability. Anticipated results include increased satisfaction with the process and report.



Marlene Schwaighofer, Psyched Services
Amanda Suarez, Psyched Services


Cathleen A. Geraghty-Jenkinson


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