senate Bill S7063

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot program to provide early screening and intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1458
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 22, 2016 referred to education

S7063 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3738
2017-2018: S2767, A7086

S7063 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot program to provide early screening and intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia.

S7063 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7063 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to establish a pilot  program  to  provide  early  screening  and
  intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia


  Section 1. (a) The commissioner of education  is  hereby  directed  to
establish  a  pilot  program to provide early screening and intervention
services for children with risk  factors  for  dyslexia,  including  low
phonemic awareness. The commissioner shall select three school districts
to participate in the pilot program, one of which shall be located in an
urban  setting, one of which shall be located in a suburban setting, and
one of which shall be located in a rural setting.  Any  school  district
selected to participate in the pilot program may establish a partnership
with  a  regional  library  or  library system for purposes of the pilot
program. To be considered for the pilot program, a school district shall
submit a proposal to the commissioner which:
  (1) identifies a method of screening children for low phonemic  aware-
ness and other risk factors for dyslexia;
  (2)  provides for the enrollment of children identified as having risk
factors for dyslexia in a reading program staffed by teachers trained in
multisensory structured language programs; and
  (3) includes a methodology for evaluating the effects of  the  reading
program on the children's identified risk factors.
  (b) The goal of the pilot program shall be to demonstrate and evaluate
the effectiveness of early reading assistance programs for children with
risk  factors  for  dyslexia  and to evaluate whether those programs can
reduce future special education costs.
  (c) The commissioner shall establish guidelines and procedures for the
pilot program. The commissioner shall  consult  with  the  international
dyslexia  association  or  any  other nationally recognized organization
that specializes in multisensory structured language  programs  for  the
treatment of dyslexia in establishing and operating the pilot program.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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