Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES

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Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, is an occupational therapist on the outpatient team and a program coordinator for the International Adoption Health Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Amy Lynch has been practicing with the pediatric population since receipt of her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She obtained her bachelor's 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 eight-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 CHOP.

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

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
Sensory Integration-Praxis Testing (SIPT)
Certified Educator in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Trained in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

Board Certification

Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)
Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist
Specialty Certification in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SCFES)

Undergraduate Degree

BS, Psychology - Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Studies - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
MS, Occupational Therapy - Tufts University, Medford, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Program Coordinator, International Adoption Health Program

Occupational Therapist IV, Clinical Specialist

Departments and Services

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

AOTA School Mental Health Work Group

AOTA Foster Care and Adoption Work Group