Nicole Sergent, MPT is a pediatric physical therapist living and working in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Nicole is an independent contractor for the West Virginia Birth To Three Program (early intervention) working with children aged 0-3 and their families. The combination of skilled rehabilitation with the educational component of coaching families on shaping their child's development, particularly through play, is a passion of Nicole's.
Out of this passion, Nicole and colleague Lacy Morise, CCC-SLP formed Milestones & Miracles, LLC and authored and produced 1-2-3 Just Play With Me, a developmental tool pairing development with play. The tool is being used by families and early educators/therapists. Sergent and Morise provide continuing education for those working with young children on the importance of play for the young child and its effect on early development. Nicole also enjoys freelance writing on Milestones & Miracles' blog and for other publications that focus on child development.
It is well established that play is the primary way young children learn and develop, but what happens when society’s view on play changes? Play… read more
When children are given the opportunity to move and explore in natural ways, they develop as they should, correct? Often times there are roadblocks that… read more
The brain and its coordination with the body is a major player in how a young child learns. Despite the medical research that proves this fact,… read more
So you think you’d like to work in Early Intervention? The EI setting is an excellent fit for the therapist that likes to work directly… read more
The brain and its coordination with the body is a major player in how a young child learns. Despite the medical research that proves this… read more