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
Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
Sensory Integration-Praxis Testing (SIPT)
Certified Educator in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Trained in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)Registered/Licensed Occupational TherapistSpecialty Certification in Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SCFES)
BS, Psychology - Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
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
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