assembly Bill A8697

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to dyslexic children

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Oct 23, 2019 referred to education

A8697 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4407-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1380

A8697 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires screening for dyslexia and provides for intervention services for dyslexic children.

A8697 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8697

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  requiring  screening
  for  dyslexia  and  providing  for  intervention services for dyslexic
  children

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 4407-a
to read as follows:
  § 4407-A. MANDATORY EARLY SCREENING AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO
INSTRUCTION  OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA OR OTHER PHONOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES
OR DISABILITIES. 1. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL BE  REQUIRED  TO  CONDUCT
FULL  AND  INDIVIDUAL  SCREENINGS  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THIS SECTION FOR
PURPOSES OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION,  SUPPORT,  INTERVENTION  AND  ACCOMMO-
DATION  OF  CHILDREN  WITH  DYSLEXIA.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"DYSLEXIA" SHALL  MEAN  DYSLEXIA  OR  ANY  OTHER  PHONOLOGICAL  LEARNING
DIFFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
  2.  MANDATORY  EARLY SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY EACH
SCHOOL DISTRICT USING A SCREENING PROGRAM THAT IS:  (A)  EVIDENCE  BASED
WITH  PROVEN PSYCHOMETRICS FOR VALIDITY; (B) EFFICIENT AND LOW COST; AND
(C) READILY AVAILABLE. MANDATORY EARLY SCREENING SHALL  COMMENCE  DURING
KINDERGARTEN AND SHALL CONTINUE THEREAFTER ON AN ANNUAL BASIS UNTIL SUCH
CHILD HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE SECOND GRADE.
  3.  ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS SHALL PROVIDE INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR ANY
STUDENT WHO IS IDENTIFIED AS HAVING DYSLEXIA. SUCH INTERVENTION SERVICES
SHALL BE SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION IN MULTI-SENSORY SEQUENTIAL PHONICS  OR
ANOTHER  APPROVED  CURRICULUM  FOR  CHILDREN IDENTIFIED TO BE AT RISK OF
BEING DYSLEXIC, WHICH SHALL BE TAUGHT IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER  INSTRUC-
TION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13833-01-9