Mum, Chiropractor, Educator, Author, International Speaker
Dorte Bladt is the founder of Switched-on Kids. Throughout her career as a chiropractor, Dorte has loved providing gentle chiropractic care for babies and children. However, it was out of personal experience with her daughter that she developed a passion for helping children with learning and behavioural challenges.
She currently runs a busy family practice in Newcastle, Australia, caring mainly for babies and children. She has a special interest in children with learning, attention, coordination and behavioural challenges. Professionals in her local area: teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists, behavioural optometrists, naturopaths and GPs are very interested in her approach.
Dorte has been teaching the Switched-on Kids program to chiropractors nationally and internationally since 2006 and, in 2016, published a book providing the tools and information to help parents help their children.
Dorte feels very strongly about the science and research concerning child health and development. In 2015 she started an international fundraising event called The Kids’ Summit. The purpose of The Kids’ Summit is to raise funds for research into chiropractic care for children while educating chiropractors in all aspects of children’s’ health and function. This is a very successful annual event which has raised over $100,000 for research into chiropractic care for children so far.