assembly Bill A2185

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a dyslexia task force and implementing the findings of such task force

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Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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A2185 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S441
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§4407-a & 4407-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8786, S7093

A2185 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a dyslexia task force to develop guidelines for the appropriate 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; requires such task force to issue a report to the governor and the legislature of its findings, conclusions, recommendations and activities.

A2185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2185
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CARROLL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, DINOWITZ,
   RODRIGUEZ, DE LA ROSA, LUPARDO, WILLIAMS, DICKENS, GRIFFIN,  ABINANTI,
   EPSTEIN,  SAYEGH,  JONES,  RA, TAYLOR, BARRON, DAVILA, McMAHON, REYES,
   JEAN-PIERRE, ASHBY, FALL -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  COOK,
   ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, HYNDMAN, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
   Committee 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 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02478-01-1