Yvette Blanchard, SCD, PT
- Early intervention
- Infant development
- Neurobehavioral functioning
Degrees and Certifications
- ScD, Therapeutic Studies, Boston University
- MS, Clinical Sciences, Université de Montréal
- BS, Physical Therapy, Université de Montréal
- PCS- APTA Board Pediatric Certified Specialist
- Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale Trainer
- Newborn Behavioral Observation System Trainer
Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
- DPT 743 Grand Rounds (course instructor)
- DPT 861 Capstone
- DPT 622 Evaluation & Documentation II (LGD and 2 labs)
- DPT 760 Capstone
Research Interests & Grants
- Neonatal Physical Therapy Practice
- Infant Neurobehavioral functioning
- Infant Development
- Cerebal Palsy
Honors, Awards & Fellowships
- Fulbright Specialist
Publications and Presentations
Blanchard, Y., & Oberg G. K. (In press). Physical therapy with newborns: Applying concepts of phenomenology and synactive theory to guide interventions. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. DOI: 10.3109/09593985.2015.1010243.
2015 - Blanchard, Y., Gannotti, M.E., & Romney, W. (2015). Health-related fitness for children and adults with cerebal palsy. Current comment written for and published by the American College of Sports Medicine.
2014 - Blanchard, Y., & Oberg, G.K. (2014). Tips for EI practice: The role of relationships in early intervention practice. APTA Section on Pediatrics-Early Intervention Special Interest Group Newsletter, Fall 2014.
2014 - Blanchard, Y., Oberg, G.K. (2014). Clinical Bottom Line: Assessing gross motor development of Brazilian infant. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26 (1), 56.
2013 - Oberg, G.K., Blanchard, Y., Morten, A. (2013). Therapeutic encounters with preterm infants: interaction, posture and movement. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 30 (1), 1-5.
2013 - Blanchard, Y. (2013). Als (sic) well that ends well. PT in Motion, 5 (10), 64
2011 - Kahn-D'Angelo, L., Blanchard, Y., & McManus, B. (2011). The special care nursery. S.K., Campbell, R.J., Palisano, & Orlin, M. (Eds.) Physical Therapy for Children. Elsevier (Book Chapter)
2011 - Blanchard, Y. (2011). Getting to know you: Key clinical concepts in relationship-building interventions and neurobehavioral observations with young infants. NDTA Network, 18 (2), 1-23.
2011 - Blanchard, Y. (2011). Cultural competence: A lifelong journey to cultural proficiency. Ronnie Leavitt. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 31 (2), 214-215 (Book Review).
2010 - Sweeney, J.K., Heriza, H.B., & Blanchard, Y., Dusing, S. (2010). Neonatal physical therapy. Part II: Practice frameworks and evidence-based practice guidelines. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2 (1), 2-16.
2009 - Sweeney, J.K., Heriza, H.B., & Blanchard, Y. (2009). Neonatal physical therapy: Clinical competencies and NICU clinical training models. Part I. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21 (4), 296-307.
2009 - Blanchard, Y. (2009). Using the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system with at-risk infants and families: United States. Nugent, JK, Brazelton, TB, Patrauskas, B. (Eds). The Newborn as a Person: Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide. Hobok
2008 - Nugent, J.K., Blanchard, Y., & Stewart, J.S. (2008). Supporting parents of premature infants: an infant-focused centered approach. D. Brodsky & M.A. Quellette (Eds). Primary Care of the Premature Infant. Elsevier
2008 - Blanchard, Y., Keefer, C.K., Tynan, K., & Nugent, J.K. (2008). The Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO): Influencing provider confidence. Ab Initio, Winter 2008, www.brazelton-institute.com/abinitio2008winter.
2007 - Nugent, J.K., Keefer, C.H., Minear, S., Johnson, L., & Blanchard, Y. (2007). Understanding newborn behavior & early relationships: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook. Baltimore: Brookes Publishers
2007 - Fishman, J., Vele-Tabaddor, E., Blanchard, Y., Keefer, C., Minear, S., Johnson, L., & Nugent, J.K. (2007). The effect of the NBO on caregiver relationships. Ab Initio, Summer 2007, www.brazelton-institute.com/abinitio2007summer.
2007 - Blanchard, Y., McVeigh, R., Graham, M., Cadet, M., Mwilambwe, K., & Scott, C. (2007). The effect of ambient lighting levels on postural sway in children (abstract). Pediatric Physical Therapy, 19 (1), 85.
2005 - Nugent, J.K., & Blanchard, Y. (2005). Newborn behavior and development: Implications for healthcare professionals. To appear in: K.M. Thies, & J.F. Travers (Eds). The Handbook of Human Development for Health Care Professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bar
2005 - Blanchard, Y., Carey, S., Coffey, J., Cohen, A., Harris, T., Michlik, S., & Pellechhia, G.L. (2005). The influence of concurrent cognitive tasks on postural sway in children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 17, 189-193.
2004 - Blanchard, Y., Neilan, E., Busanich, J., Garavuso, L., & Klimas, D. (2004). Interrater reliability of early intervention providers scoring the Alberta Infant Motor Scale. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16, 13-18.
2002 - Ratynski, N., Cioni, G., Franck, L., Blanchard, Y., & Sizun, J. (2002). L'observation du comportement du nouveau-ne: une source pertinente d'informations medicales (The neonatal behavioral observation: a pertinent source of medical information). Archives
2015 - Oberg, G.K., Normann, B., Blanchard, Y., Girolami, G.L. (2015). Integrating embodiment concepts into clinical practice. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
2014 - Gannotti, M., Blanchard, Y., Blumberg, L., Larocco, D. Health, wellness and the pursuit of happiness: Common ground for adults with cerebal palsy and modern physcial therapists. APTA Combined Sections Meetings, Las Vegas, NV.
2013 - Petersen, C., Blanchard, Y., Chevan, J., Garbalosa, J.C., Harris, M.H., McPoil, T.G., Svien, L.R. Global opportunities in physical therapy education. ATPA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.
2012 - Oberg, G.K., Blanchard, Y., Obstfelder, A. Interaction, motor learning and self: Physical therapy in preterm infants. Poster presented at "Knowledge through Interaction: How Children Learn about Self, Others and Objects". Heidelberg University, Germany. March 2012
2011 - Setting attainable goals in pediatric rehabilitation: using the results of standardized measures. Connecticut Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Cromwell, CT . October 2011
2011 - Keynote Speaker. NDTA 2011 National Conference: Building Blocks of Baby Treatment. Getting to know you: Key clinical concepts in relationship-based interventions and neurobehavioral observations with young infants. Rye Brook, New York. May 2011
2011 - NICU Practice Guidelines. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011
2010 - Understanding Newborn Behavior & Early Relationships - the Newborn Behavior Observation (NBO) system. Strenthening parenting competency in parents of infants and toddlers at risk. Tromso, Norway.
2010 - How to use the NBO system with high-risk infants and their families. Strengthening parenting competency in parents of infants and toddlers at risk. Tromso, Norway.
2010 - Key clinical concepts for the use of neurobehavioral observations in intervention with young infants. Master class presented in the Masters in Clinical Neuroscience at Tromso University, Tromso, Norway.
2010 - The key is relationship: Using the Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) system as a clinical application in early intervention practice. APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference (SOPAC), Orlando, FL.