Carmit's interdisciplinary research links between disability studies, mental health, rehabilitation, and technologies. she explores well-being, quality life and community participation of people with disabilities (e.g., physical, sensory, cognitive and mental disabilities), including multiple disabilities, in various life domains such as employment, education, social and romantic relationships from individual and familial perspectives.
In particular, her two main fields of research are parental disability and information and communication technologies (ICT). As a mother with physical disability, she interested in exploring the meaning and implications of parenthood within the context of disability. In her second field of research, she focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), such e-mentoring, online social networks and mHealth, to promote mental and physical health of individuals with disabilities. In her research, she apply both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Shpigelman, C.N., Reiter, S., & Weiss, P.L. (2008). E-mentoring for youth with special needs: Preliminary results. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 11(2), 196-200.
Shpigelman, C.N., Reiter, S., & Weiss, P.L. (2009). A Conceptual framework for electronic socio-emotional support for people with special needs. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 32(4), 301-308.
Shpigelman, C.N., Weiss, P.L., & Reiter, S. (2009). E-mentoring for all. Computers in Human Behavior, 25(4), 919-928.
Shpigelman, C.N. (2010). Electronic mentoring between youth with special needs. Issues in Special Education & Inclusion, 25(2), 5-18. [Hebrew].
Shpigelman, C. N., & Gill, C. J. (2013). The characteristics of unsuccessful e-mentoring relationships for people with disabilities. Qualitative Health Research, 23(4), 463 – 475.
Shpigelman, C.N., & Gill, C.J. (2014). Facebook use by persons with disabilities. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 610–624.
Mejias, N. J., Gill, C. J., & Shpigelman, C. N. (2014). Influence of a support group for young women with disabilities on sense of belonging. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(2), 208-220.
Shpigelman, C. N., & Gill, C. J. (2014). How adults with intellectual disabilities use Facebook? Disability & Society, 29(10), 1601-1616.
Shpigelman, C.N. (2015). How to support the needs of mothers with physical disabilities? Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(11), 928-935.
Shpigelman, C. N. (2015). The voices of mothers with a physical disability. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 7(1-2), 184-199. [Hebrew].
Berger, R., Gelkopf, M., Versano-Mor, K., Shpigelman, C. N. (2015). Impact of Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Events on Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(2), 176-188.
Shpigelman, C. N., & Gelkopf, M. (2016). The experiences and needs of individuals with disabilities exposed to chronic political violence. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(1), 23-35, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2016.1138557.
Shpigelman, C. N., Zlotnick, C., & Brand, R. (2016). Attitudes toward Nursing Students with Disabilities: Promoting Social Inclusion. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(8), 441-449.
Shpigelman, C. N. (2016). Leveraging social capital of individuals with intellectual disabilities through participation on Facebook. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 1-13.
Shpigelman, C. N. (2016). Leveraging social capital of persons with intellectual disabilities through Facebook participation: The perspectives of family members and direct support staff. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 1-12.