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)
Trainer. 

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
labs). 

Articles

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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”.

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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)...

 

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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

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

Book Reviews

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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....