senate Bill S2496

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders

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S2496 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2775
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3004 & 4402, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7797
2011-2012: S7797, A9940

S2496 - Summary

Requires the certification or training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.

S2496 - Sponsor Memo

S2496 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    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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