Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources. (SB160)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources for parents and educators; advisory committee; report. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in coordination with the Department of Education, to (i) select, with input from an advisory committee that the bill establishes, language development milestones and include such milestones in a resource for use by parents of a child from birth to age five who is identified as deaf or hard of hearing to monitor and track their child's expressive and receptive language acquisition and developmental stages toward English literacy; (ii) disseminate such resource to such parents; (iii) select existing tools or assessments for educators for use in assessing the language and literacy development of children from birth to age five who are deaf or hard of hearing; (iv) disseminate such tools or assessments to local educational agencies and provide materials and training on their use; and (v) annually produce a report that compares the language and literacy development of children from birth to age five who are deaf or hard of hearing with the language and literacy development of their peers who are not deaf or hard of hearing and make such report available to the public on its website. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103397D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB160)
02/01/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health

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