Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES

Areas of Expertise: Sensory integration problems, Feeding and oral motor dysphagia, Post-institutionalization, Cerebral palsy
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Amy Lynch has been practicing with the pediatric population since receipt of her masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She obtained her bachelors degree at Gettysburg College and her doctorate degree in Biomechanics and Movement studies, specializing in infant motor development, from the University of Delaware. Dr. Lynch specializes in post-institutionalization, as well as children with sensory integration problems, feeding/ oral motor dysphagia, and cerebral palsy. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and Infant Massage. She has completed the 8 week training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.

    Dr. Lynch was the manager of the Occupational Therapy Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for five years. She is now program coordinator of the International Adoption Health Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    She has traveled extensively to Romania and Russia, providing training at the county, institution, and foster family levels.

    Dr. Lynch is a member of the five member national AOTA panel designing specialty certifications for dysphagia management. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally in feeding, sensory integration, international adoption, and developmental care.


  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MS, Occupational Therapy - Tufts University, Medford, MA

    Board Certification

    Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist
    Specialty Certification in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SCFES)
    Sensory Integration-Praxis Testing (SIPT)
    Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
    Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS, Psychology - Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Studies - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Program Coordinator, International Adoption Health Program

    Occupational Therapist IV, Clinical Specialist

  • Centers and Programs