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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 17, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S2496
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S2496 - Details
S2496 - Summary
Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.
S2496 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2496 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require school districts to diagnose students with dyslexia and to provide such students with teachers trained to instruct dyslexic students. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 3004 of the education law to authorize the commissioner of education to certify or the required training of teachers and school administrators in the area of dyslexia and related disorders. The section also provides a definition for dyslexia. Section two amends section 4402 of the education law to provide that if a committee or subcommittee of special education believes that a student may be suffering from dyslexia, the student must be sent to an evaluation for dyslexia or related disorder. Section three amends section 4402 of the education law to provide that
S2496 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2496 A. 2775 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 17, 2013 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BRENNAN, MILLMAN, ABINANTI, BOYLAND, CASTRO, MARKEY, MILLER, STEVENSON, TITONE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CLARK, HOOPER, McDONOUGH, PAULIN, SCARBOROUGH, WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3004 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO CERTIFY OR REQUIRE TRAINING OF TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA OF DYSLEXIA AND ITS RELATED DISORDERS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECES- SARY REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA OR A RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SUFFICIENT HOURS OF COURSEWORK AND SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE EVIDENCE-BASED EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS, SUCH AS MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE EDUCATION OR OTHER SIMILAR EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN AT RISK FOR BEING, OR DIAGNOSED AS, DYSLEXIC OR A RELATED DISORDER. SUCH PROGRAMS OR TRAINING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING. B. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISORDER THAT IS NEUROLOGICAL IN ORIGIN AND THAT IS CHARACTERIZED BY UNEXPECTED DIFFICULTIES WITH ACCURATE OR FLUENT WORD EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04592-01-3
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