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Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L

Amy has been practicing with the pediatric population since receipt of her MS in OT degree from Tuft’s University. She obtained her BS at Gettysburg College and her PhD 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 OT Department at CHOP for 5 years. She is now Program Coordinator of the International Adoption Health Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and has obtained a doctorate. Amy 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. Amy loves teaching at Misericordia, and working with the Pediatric Certificate program. In addition to the courses she teaches, Dr. Lynch has a special interest in promoting service learning opportunities for students at all points in their OT career.