TWO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS WITH A DREAM
Pediatric Therapy Center was started by two occupational therapists with a passion for helping children with special needs gain confidence and autonomy through physical, occupational, aquatic, and speech and language therapy. Candice Mullendore and Stephanie Adam drew on their vast experience in outpatient, inpatient, and school-based services to help children with special needs, developmental delays, and a variety of other diagnoses including Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, Down syndrome, ADD, and ADHD reach their fullest potential. After years of practice, they saw a great need for a pediatric based therapy center in Omaha that specialized in the unique needs of children. Their vision became a reality in 2008 when Mullendore and Adam opened Pediatric Therapy Center, one convenient location offering occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
Since 2008 PTC has become well known across Iowa and Nebraska for providing excellent care. Our mission has been, and will always be “empowering children, families, and our community.”
MEET OUR OWNERS
Stephanie Adam graduated with a clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Since that time she has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, school-based, inpatient, and outpatient clinics. In the 10+ years she has been in practice she has gained specialized training and knowledge in the areas of sensory processing disorder and sensory-based feeding, and also has extensive experience treating a wide range of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, developmental and motor delays, Down syndrome, and many others. Stephanie is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program, Interactive Metronome, Astronaut Training®, Handwriting Without Tears®, and Advanced Therapeutic Listening®. She is passionate about education and is always seeking additional training and experiences to advance her skills. In addition, Stephanie provides guest lectures at College of Saint Mary and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and for various organizations and conferences in the Omaha area. Stephanie has always had a passion for working with children and is inspired by the amazing children and families she has the pleasure to work with. Sharing in their achievements and being a part of their lives is truly a gift, and is the reason she believes she has the best job in the world.
Candice Mullendore holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including acute care, NICU, early intervention, outpatient, and school-based therapy for the past 16+ years. Candice taught in the Creighton University Occupational Therapy Doctoral program for 6 years. She taught a variety of courses including pediatrics, neuroscience, assistive technology, clinical assessment and skills, and served as the clinical coordinator during her tenure. Candice was also an adjunct professor at the College of Saint Mary where she taught assistive technology. Candice continues to fuel her love for teaching by doing guest lectures at Creighton University, College of Saint Mary, presenting in the local community, and teaching students during clinical rotations at PTC. She has extensive experience in treating sensory processing disorders, feeding delays, and oral motor therapy. She is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program, Interactive Metronome, and is a Therapeutic Listening® trained provider. Candice has considerable experience with Astronaut Training®, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Beckman Oral Motor program, and is a Level I certified provider for Handwriting Without Tears®. Candice can’t get enough of kids at work, so she spends her time coaching various soccer and basketball teams in the community. Candice thrives on seeing kids and parent’s hopes and dreams realized through their hard work, commitment, and sheer determination. These accomplishments, big and small, make coming to work every day inspiring. The kids and their families challenge her to continue to develop her skills every day.