assembly Bill A8786A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a dyslexia task force and implementing the findings of such task force

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Dec 18, 2019 print number 8786a
Dec 18, 2019 amend and recommit to education
Nov 25, 2019 referred to education

A8786 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7093
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§4407-a & 4407-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2185, S441

A8786 - Summary

Relates to establishing a dyslexia task force and implementing the findings of such task force.

A8786 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8786

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 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 establishing a  dysle-
  xia task force and implementing the findings of such task force

  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  two  new  sections
4407-a and 4407-b to read as follows:
  § 4407-A. DYSLEXIA; TASK FORCE. 1. THE TASK FORCE ON DYSLEXIA IS HERE-
BY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE APPROPRI-
ATE  SCREENING  OF  STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERS, PROVIDE
GUIDELINES REGARDING THE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS AND CLASSROOM SUPPORT
FOR STUDENTS DEEMED AT RISK, AND TO  DEVELOP  A  PROGRAM  OF  STUDY  FOR
TEACHERS TO BETTER HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
  2.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN A DISORDER THAT IS NEUROLOGICAL  IN
ORIGIN,  CHARACTERIZED  BY  DIFFICULTIES  WITH  ACCURATE AND FLUENT WORD
RECOGNITION AND POOR SPELLING  AND  DECODING  ABILITIES  THAT  TYPICALLY
RESULT  FROM  A DEFICIT IN THE PHONOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF LANGUAGE, OFTEN
UNEXPECTED IN RELATION TO OTHER COGNITIVE ABILITIES AND THE PROVISION OF
EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, AND OF WHICH SECONDARY CONSEQUENCES MAY
INCLUDE PROBLEMS IN READING COMPREHENSION AND REDUCED READING EXPERIENCE
THAT CAN IMPEDE GROWTH OF VOCABULARY AND BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE AS WELL AS
OTHER RELATED DISORDERS.
  (B) THE TERM "SCREENING  PROGRAM"  SHALL  MEAN  A  DYSLEXIA  SCREENING
PROGRAM  WHICH  IS:  (I)  EVIDENCE  BASED  WITH PROVEN PSYCHOMETRICS FOR
VALIDITY; (II) EFFICIENT AND LOW COST; AND (III) READILY AVAILABLE.
  (C) THE TERM "RELATED DISORDERS" SHALL MEAN DISORDERS  SIMILAR  TO  OR
RELATED TO DYSLEXIA INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEVELOPMENTAL AUDITO-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14035-01-9

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A8786A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7093
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§4407-a & 4407-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2185, S441

A8786A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a dyslexia task force and implementing the findings of such task force.

A8786A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8786--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on  Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a dysle-
  xia task force and implementing the findings of such task force

  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 two new sections
4407-a and 4407-b to read as follows:
  § 4407-A. DYSLEXIA; TASK FORCE. 1. THE TASK FORCE ON DYSLEXIA IS HERE-
BY CREATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR THE APPROPRI-
ATE SCREENING OF STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA AND  RELATED  DISORDERS,  PROVIDE
GUIDELINES REGARDING THE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS AND CLASSROOM SUPPORT
FOR  STUDENTS  DEEMED  AT  RISK,  AND  TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR
TEACHERS TO BETTER HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) THE TERM "DYSLEXIA" SHALL MEAN AN UNEXPECTED DIFFICULTY IN READING
FOR  AN  INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THE INTELLIGENCE TO BE A MUCH BETTER READER,
MOST COMMONLY CAUSED BY A DIFFICULTY IN THE PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSING, THE
APPRECIATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF SPOKEN LANGUAGE, WHICH  AFFECTS
THE ABILITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO SPEAK, READ, AND SPELL.
  (B)  THE  TERM  "SCREENING  PROGRAM"  SHALL  MEAN A DYSLEXIA SCREENING
PROGRAM WHICH IS: (I)  EVIDENCE  BASED  WITH  PROVEN  PSYCHOMETRICS  FOR
VALIDITY; (II) EFFICIENT AND LOW COST; AND (III) READILY AVAILABLE.
  (C)  THE  TERM  "RELATED DISORDERS" SHALL MEAN DISORDERS SIMILAR TO OR
RELATED TO DYSLEXIA INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEVELOPMENTAL AUDITO-
RY IMPERCEPTION, DYSPHASIA, SPECIFIC  DEVELOPMENTAL  DYSLEXIA,  DEVELOP-
MENTAL DYSGRAPHIA, AND DEVELOPMENTAL SPELLING DISABILITY.
  (D)  THE  TERM  "SUPPORT" SHALL MEAN LOW-COST AND EFFECTIVE BEST PRAC-
TICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  ORAL  EXAMINATIONS  AND  EXTENDED

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