Sandra developed the curriculum and is the instructor for three courses available through California State University, East Bay Continuing Education:

TED 805How to Reach & Teach AD/HD Students in the Inclusive Classroom   (3.0 semester credits)

TED 817: Powerful Academic & Teaching Strategies for All Students in the Inclusive Classroom  (3.0 semester credits)

TED 800: Practical & Powerful Management Strategies for ALL Students in the Inclusive Classroom  (3.0 semester credits)

Teacher Education courses are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance. With academic credits from California State University, East Bay Continuing Education, teachers can fulfill state requirements for professional development, obtain credits for salary advancement, (students need to check with their own district or institution for applicable policies), or simply satisfy a desire to grow professionally and obtain new knowledge and ideas for their students.  The following courses are self-paced and delivered in two formats: online or via CD-ROM.

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TED 800 Practical and Powerful Management Strategies for All Students in Inclusive Classrooms (3.0semester credits)


This course teaches what all educators need to understand about the learning, attention, and behavioral challenges of students with mild to moderate disabilities (e.g., ADHD, LD, and other hidden brain-based disorders). The class provides a host of “how-to” strategies, supports, and accommodations to enable the success of students with self-regulation difficulties in the general education classroom. You will learn powerful strategies for engaging students’ attention and participation, minimizing behavioral problems, and managing disruptive, off-task, or other challenging behaviors.
Topics include:

  • Understanding Students with Hidden Disabilities  & Self-Regulation Difficulties
  • Preventing or Minimizing Behavioral Problems:  Strategies, Supports, and Accommodations
  • Engagement Strategies (Getting & Maintaining Students’ Attention & Participation)
  • Strategies for Effectively Managing Students with Challenging Behaviors
  • Response to Intervention ( Behavioral Model )
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs), and Disciplining Students with Disabilities

TED 817 Powerful Academic and Teaching Strategies for All Students in Inclusive Classrooms (3.0 semester credits)


This course teaches what all educators need to understand about the learning challenges of students with mild to moderate disabilities (e.g., ADHD, LD). It includes struggles that are common in reading, written language, math, organization, time-management and study skills, and focuses on the how-to’s of reaching and teaching these students in the general education classroom. The course provides powerful and practical instructional and research-based academic strategies to boost achievement of all students, and the interventions and accommodations that may be needed to enable students with learning disabilities or ADHD to achieve success.

Topics include:

  • Reaching and Teaching All Students Through Differentiated Instruction
  • Common Weaknesses in Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities/Neurobiological Disorders
  • Response to Intervention (Academic Model)
  • Organization and Time Management Strategies, Supports, and Accommodations
  • Common Academic Challenges for Students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • Reading Strategies, Supports, and Interventions
  • Written Language Strategies, Supports, and Interventions
  • Math Strategies, Supports, and Interventions
  • Other Disability Adaptations, Strategies, & Supports

TED 805 How to Reach and Teach ADHD Students in the Inclusive Classroom (3.0 semester credits)


This course outlines practical strategies and interventions specifically tailored to managing the challenge of ADHD in the classroom and address the needs of students with this disorder. The instructional, behavioral and learning strategies/supports are not only beneficial for students with ADHD, but for all students in today’s classrooms.

Topics include:
• Current insights into ADHD and the issues that underlie the behavior and school performance difficulties of students with this disorder
• Research-validated treatment and management of ADHD
• Key instructional strategies for engaging students’ attention, optimizing on-task behavior, and increasing work production
• Management strategies for preventing/minimizing behavioral problems in the classroom
• Individualized interventions for managing challenging behavior
• Academic difficulties and effective strategies, supports and accommodations
• The teacher’s role within the framework of a collaborative approach that involves parents, school personnel, and clinicians.
• Other related topics