Yvette Blanchard, SCD, PT, is Professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health
Professions at Sacred Heart University. 

Professional & research interests include neonatology, early intervention, infant
development, and neurobehavioral functioning. 

Degrees and Certifications: ScD, Therapeutic Studies, Boston University; MS, Clinical
Sciences, Université de Montréal; BS, Physical Therapy, Université de Montréal. 

Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training: Pediatrics, neonatololgy; Neonatal
Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) Trainer;Newborn Behavioral Observation System (NBO)

Teaching Responsibilities: Fall: DPT 723 Evaluation & Documentation III (lab
instructor); DPT 733 Evaluation & Intervention III (lab instructor); DPT 743 Grand
Rounds (course instructor). Spring: DPT 622 Evaluation & Documentation II (LGD and 2



Commentary on "Assessing Gross Motor Development of Brazilian Infants". (with Gunn Kristin Oberg), Faculty Publications (2014)

Commentary on the article “Assessing Gross Motor Development of Brazilian Infants”.



Therapeutic Encounters with Preterm Infants: Interaction, Posture and Movement (with Gunn Kristin Øberg and Aud Obstfelder), Faculty Publications (2013)

Background and purpose: Physiotherapy is a common intervention for preterm infants with motor disorders. There...



Getting to Know You: Key Clinical Concepts in Relationship-Based Interventions and Neurobehavioral Observations with Young Infants, Faculty Publications (2011)

The newborn infant is a social organism, pre-disposed to interact with his caregiver and able...



Neonatal Physical Therapy, Part II: Practice Frameworks and Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines (with Jane K. Sweeney and Carolyn B. Heriza), Faculty Publications (2010)

Purpose: (1) To outline frameworks for neonatal physical therapy based on 3 theoretical models, (2)...



Neonatal Physical Therapy. Part 1: Clinical Competencies and NICU Clinical Training Models, Part 1 (with Jane K. Sweeney and Carolyn B. Heriza), Faculty Publications (2009)

Purpose: To describe clinical training models, delineate clinical competencies, and outline a clinical decision-making algorithm...


Popular Press


Professor Yvette Blanchard Receives Fulbright Award, Sacred Heart University New Stories (2013)

Book Reviews


Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency (Book Review), Faculty Publications (2011)

Book review by Yvette Blanchard:

Leavitt, Ronnie. Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency....