senate Bill S7418

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to screening and services for dyslexic children

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Oct 04, 2021 referred to rules

S7418 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1380
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4407-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8697

S7418 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7418 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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