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Trenton, New Jersey – Reading Disability Task Force May Form to Help Special Needs Children

By Robert Fernicola, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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New Jersey Governor Jim Corzine is considering legislation that would help students with reading disabilities and difficulties with language skills. The legislation would create a reading disabilities task force designed to determine best practices for diagnosing and treating special needs students. The task force would also examine how current state laws and regulations affect theses students.

About eighty five percent of New Jersey Special Education students are considered language deficient. Proponents of the new law say that they do not receive proper lessons to overcome their difficulties. They say that the new law would save costs by eliminating unnecessary expenses for children who do not belong in special education classes and can enter regular classes once their reading skills are improved.

The bill has passed both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate and is being reviewed by the Governor. It is not clear if he will sign it or not. If approved, the bill would create a thirteen member task force which would include the state commissioners of education and human resources, four legislators and seven public citizens.

The ability to read is a critical skill for succeeding in life. Special Needs Children deserve to be given the tools necessary to overcome reading difficulties and be more successful as adults. Find out more about this New Jersey Special Education Law under consideration by visiting NJ measure would benefit reading-disabled students.