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Amy Lynch

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact

3307 N. Broad Street
Jones Hall, Room 407
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 707-4880
 

Education 

  • PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Studies, Concentration: Infant Development, University of Delaware
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University
  • BS, Biology and Psychology, Gettysburg College

Biography

Dr. Amy Lynch is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health in the Occupational Therapy Department.   She completed her MS in occupational therapy at Tufts University and her PhD at University of Delaware with a focus on infant development.   She has been practicing with the pediatric population her entire career.   Dr. Lynch has clinical expertise in children who have experienced neglect, abuse, and institutionalization; children with autism, as well as children with sensory integration problems, feeding/ oral motor dysphagia, brain injury, 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 has traveled to Romania and Russia, providing training at the county, institution, and foster family levels. Her post doctoral training has included intensive training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (Dr. Karyn Purvis, Texas Christian University) and in process of certification of Bruce Perry's  NMT measure (Child Trauma Academy).  Dr. Lynch was the Manager of the OT Department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for  5 years. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally in topics including but not limited to: trauma, early adversity, feeding, sensory integration, NDT, international adoption medicine, and developmental care.
 

Research Interests

  • Adoption
  • Child Welfare
  • Feeding
  • Foster Care
  • Early Mobility
  • Sensory Processing
  • Trauma