Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to education
|Oct 04, 2021
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7418
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7418 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7418 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7418 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring screening for dyslexia and providing for intervention services for dyslexic chil- dren PURPOSE: To require annual dyslexia screening and instruction for all children, from kindergarten through 2nd grade. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1, part 1: amends the education law by adding a new section 4407-a, requiring all school districts to provide mandatory screening for the purposes of early identification, support, intervention and accommodation of children with dyslexia.
2021-S7418 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7418 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 4, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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. LBD05427-01-1
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