From Early Adversity to Permanency: Implications for Occupational and Life Course Health Development

This webinar – the fifth in the LCRN’s series on Occupational Therapy and MCH: An Emerging Partnership to Improve Early Family Experiences and Life Course Health Development – features Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES.


Dr. Lynch is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health in the Occupational Therapy Department at Temple University, and the Clinic Coordinator of the International Adoption Health Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her MS in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, and her PhD at University of Delaware with a focus on Infant Development. Dr. Lynch has clinical expertise in children who have experienced neglect, abuse, and institutionalization, children with autism, and children with sensory integration problems, feeding/oral motor dysphagia, brain injury, and cerebral palsy. She has traveled to Romania and Russia, providing training at the county, institution, and foster family levels, was the Manager of the OT Department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 5 years. She has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on trauma, early adversity, feeding, sensory integration, NDT, international adoption medicine, and developmental care. This webinar examines the impact of early adversity and trauma upon the occupational development and success of children developing in an atypical environment – namely those who have experienced foster care and/or international adoption – including the “ripple effect” across the lifespan.


Webinar recording available here