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Nicole M. Sergent, MPT

Nicole M. Sergent Instructor Bio:

Nicole Sergent is a pediatric physical therapist living and working in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. With more than 20 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings, Nicole currently works primarily as 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 children's development, particularly through play, is a passion of Nicole's.

Out of this passion, Nicole and colleague Lacy Morise 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 worldwide. Sergent and Morise have provided continuing education on the importance of play for the young child and its effect on early development at national conferences, children's hospitals, and small parent and professional trainings throughout the US, as well as consulting for schools and organizations. Morise and Sergent also cohost a weekly podcast called More Than Child's Play and contribute to freelance publications on the importance of play for the young child.

Nicole M. Sergent's Continuing Education Courses

Closing the Gap: Advocating for Brain-Based Learning

Closing the Gap: Advocating for Brain-Based Learning

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, American children are often taught with strategies that do not take this into consideration.…

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Getting Started in Early Intervention

Getting Started in Early Intervention

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 and intimately with families in a coaching model and who likes to be creative and resourceful in…

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Sensory and Brain-Based Learning in Schools

Sensory and Brain-Based Learning in Schools

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, American children are often taught with strategies that do not take this into consideration.…

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Purposeful Play for Therapeutic Progress

Purposeful Play for Therapeutic Progress

Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 18 Minutes

Play today does not look like it did even 10 years ago for American children. These changes have affected children developmentally, socially, and academically… Read Morearrow_right

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Roadblocks to Natural Development: Part 1

Roadblocks to Natural Development: Part 1

Video Runtime: 94 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

As children grow and develop, there are often medical and environmental factors that can commonly become roadblocks to natural development if not detected and… Read Morearrow_right

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Roadblocks to Natural Development: Part 2

Roadblocks to Natural Development: Part 2

Video Runtime: 65 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

As children grow and develop, there are often medical and environmental factors that can commonly become roadblocks to natural development if not detected and… Read Morearrow_right

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