Research Analyst, Disabilities Team (Family Group)
Research analyst, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Nurit Guedj has worked at MJB since 2018. Her primary research areas are: children with disabilities and guardianship of children.
Nurit holds a BA in psychology from the Ashkelon Academic College, and an MA in research psychology from Bar-Ilan University.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Services for Children with Disabilities and Their Parents: Identifying Needs, Barriers, and Family Resources
This study had three goals: To learn about patterns of service utilization among children with disabilities and their families in the areas of education, healthcare, and leisure; To identify the barriers that impede the utilization of these services and exercising of rights, and to identify unmet needs of children with disabilities and their families; To understand the relationship between family characteristics and resources and service utilization among children with disabilities and their families.
Children, Youth and Young Adults
Learning Process: Basis for Developing a Program for Promoting Inclusion in Regular Preschools – Summary Report
The overarching objective of the learning process was to provide policymakers with information to help them formulate a comprehensive plan to enhance the inclusion and integration of all children in preschools and promote their development towards the transition to the elementary school system.
Community-Based Social Services for People With Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about the community-based social services available in various countries for people with disabilities aged 18 and over in six areas: (1) personal assistance and support; (2) promotion of independence in activities of daily living (ADL) and in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs); (3) leisure activities; (4) assistive technology; (5) sexuality, couple relations, and parenting; (6) services for informal caregivers. The review presents information conducive to decision-making on the development and improvement of community-based social services for people with disabilities in Israel.
Children with Disabilities in the Bedouin Population in the Negev
The objectives of the research were to map available services for children with disabilities and their family members in the Bedouin population in the Negev, in the education, health and welfare areas and to identify barriers to service take-up and unmet needs in these areas, in routine times as well as during COVID-19.
Children with Disabilities in Israel: A National Study
The objective of the research was to estimate the proportion of children with disabilities in Israel, based on a national representative sample, and provide updated information about their disability types and their sociodemographic characteristics, such as gender, age and population group.
Integrative Community Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults: An International Review
The goal of this report was to review integrative community services for children, youth, and young adults with mental health difficulties in selected countries, including operational model, best practices, and outcome indicators, and to provide decision makers with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview.
Brookdale Child Disability Screening Questionnaire – Development of a Tool to Identify Children with Disabilities Based on a Review of Research Tools in Israel and around the World
The Brookdale Child Disability Screening Questionnaire is a unique, innovative and comprehensive tool, developed on the basis of a survey of the many tools in use in the area of children with disabilities. Moreover, it contains questions relating to a broad range of disabilities and health problems, yet it is easy to understand and to use.
Participation in Society of Persons with Disabilities: An International Review of Measurement Tools to Identify Persons with Disabilities
This report presents an international review of the main tools used to define and measure disability around the world in order to formulate a reliable measurement tool to identify people with disabilities in Israel.