New York

State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Parent Opt-Out/Consent Procedures by Law?
No
SEA Recognizes IDA Definition?
No
SEA Recognizes State Definition?
No
SEA Has Dyslexia Specialist?
No

A8262

Bill 8262 required the Commissioner of Education to issue a guidance memorandum to every school district and board of cooperative educational services to inform them of the unique educational needs of students with dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.


Screening

Required?No

Parents Must Be Notified of Results?
No
SEA Publishes List of Screeners?
No
Annual Reporting to the SEA?
No
Response to Intervention for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Required by law
Student Learning Disability Eligibility (Zirkel & Thomas 2010 Classification)?
RTI required SD prohibited (grade level exceptions may exist)

New York does not have dyslexia screening legislation.


Pre-service

Required?No

New York does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.


In-service

Required?No

New York does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.


Intervention

Required?No

Multisensory?
Promoted
Evidence-Based?
Promoted
Explicit/Direct?
Promoted
MTSS/RTI?
Promoted

New York does not require dyslexia intervention. However, state guidance documents support the use of MTSS and instruction that is explicit and multisensory.


Literacy State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) - Part B

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Resources

Decoding Dyslexia New York

International Dyslexia Association New York


Citations

Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63.

Gearin, B., Turtura, J., Kame’enui, E. J., Nelson, N. J., & Fien, H. (2018). A Multiple Streams Analysis of Recent Changes to State-Level Dyslexia Education Law. Educational Policy, 0895904818807328.

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08/11/2020 - 2:37pm