senate Bill S4410

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to language equality and acquisition for deaf children

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Mar 11, 2019 referred to education

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S4410 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5772
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4214, Ed L

S4410 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of education and the New York state school for the deaf to jointly select language developmental milestones from existing standardized norms for purposes of developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children's expressive and receptive language acquisition and developmental stages toward English literacy.

S4410 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4410 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4410

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to language equality  and
  acquisition for deaf 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  4214
to read as follows:
  §  4214.  LANGUAGE EQUALITY AND ACQUISITION FOR DEAF CHILDREN. 1.  THE
DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL  FOR  THE  DEAF  SHALL  JOINTLY
SELECT  LANGUAGE  DEVELOPMENTAL  MILESTONES  FROM  EXISTING STANDARDIZED
NORMS, PURSUANT TO THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  THIS
SECTION,  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  DEVELOPING A RESOURCE FOR USE BY PARENTS TO
MONITOR AND TRACK DEAF AND  HARD-OF-HEARING  CHILDREN'S  EXPRESSIVE  AND
RECEPTIVE  LANGUAGE  ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES TOWARD ENGLISH
LITERACY. SUCH PARENT RESOURCE SHALL:
  A. INCLUDE THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES SELECTED PURSUANT  TO
THE PROCESS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION;
  B.  BE  APPROPRIATE  FOR USE, IN BOTH CONTENT AND ADMINISTRATION, WITH
DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CHILDREN FROM  BIRTH  TO  FIVE  YEARS  OF  AGE,
INCLUSIVE,  WHO  USE  BOTH  OR  ONE  OF  THE  LANGUAGES OF AMERICAN SIGN
LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  "ENGLISH"  INCLUDES
SPOKEN  ENGLISH,  WRITTEN  ENGLISH,  OR  ENGLISH  WITH THE USE OF VISUAL
SUPPLEMENTS;
  C. PRESENT THE DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES IN TERMS OF  TYPICAL  DEVELOP-
MENT OF ALL CHILDREN, BY AGE RANGE;
  D. BE WRITTEN FOR CLARITY AND EASE OF USE BY PARENTS;
  E.  BE  ALIGNED  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT'S  EXISTING  INFANT, TODDLER, AND
PRESCHOOL GUIDELINES, THE EXISTING INSTRUMENT USED TO ASSESS THE  DEVEL-
OPMENT  OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW, AND STATE
STANDARDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS;

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

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