Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources for parents. (SB1741)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

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 and the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, 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
01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104460D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1741)
01/24/2019Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Bennie Lacks writes:

I am not agreed with the bill.....The reason is based "Data" is very danger to Deaf children and Deaf baby.
The nature of Data will coming to be largest numbers that Hearing people to have many professionals like Doctor, Audiology, Mental and Mind counselors while we do not have many professional who works with children to make decision for best choice of Deaf children or Deaf baby

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