Material Charts in Special Education Classrooms

Classroom Materials to Support Learning

As the beginning of the school year approaches, you may be looking for additional resources to supplement your special education classroom. 

Watson’s educational consultants have prepared a helpful list of materials, curriculum, and resources you could consider integrating into your classroom set up and routines. Here are a few examples of resources and materials you could include:

Sensory Items: having items such as the examples below on-hand in your classroom can provide support for students who have sensory-input needs. These items can help students manage behaviors by providing the input necessary.

  • A mini-trampoline
  • Exercise Ball Chair
  • Body sock 
  • Weighted lap blankets
  • Weighted vests

Classroom Materials: Below are a few items that you may find yourself using frequently throughout your day-to-day classroom activities:

  • Hook & loop enclosures (Velcro)
  • Dry erase boards with erasers and markers (large and/or individual size)
  • Boardmaker products
  • Cardstock paper 
  • Visual dictionary 

Within the classroom materials sheet, you’ll also find links to online resources, suggestions for curriculum, as well as a list of furniture items that may be useful as you set up your classroom for students with various needs. 

Check out the special education classroom materials sheet and start building your classroom.

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed.

Material Chart

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