Faculty Mentors

Dr. Tina Homes-Davis


This research examines socioeconomic status and its relation to accommodating students with special needs where access to specific technologies and equipment is limited. For students who need costly accommodations where socioeconomic status affects access, other methods of accommodation need to be found. This paper focuses on the specific goals in a music education classroom and how students with disabilities struggle to achieve such goals without accommodations, as well as examining different personnel and technologies in which access is limited when examining the financial impact. Such accommodations include music therapists assigned to the school, inclusion classrooms, modified instruments, and other technologies and equipment. This research also focuses on special education financial allotment and how funding is provided for accommodations regarding population of the school. Examples of modifications to accommodations are also explored to provide a better understanding of how intricate accommodations can be made that are low cost to the school.



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