Against The Odds
Dana LatterDana Latter is an educator and a researcher of alternative ways to help children with sensory processing disorders.
Her incredible work was accredited by parents and professionals.
in the vision therapy field and alternative forum groups.
Dana has dedicated her life to help both her sons to overcome their sensory issues. She left no stone unturned in her extensive research.
Her determination, perseverance, hard work and her belief that more can be done at every milestone helped transform her son’s lives.
Dr Leonard Press
Dr. Leonard J. Press is a developmental optometrist with a consulting practice in Lakewood, New Jersey (USA).
He is a Past President of the College Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and is a Fellow of COVD. Dr. Press is a diplomate in the Section on Binocular Vision, Perception, & Pediatric Optometry of the American Academy of Optometry.
He is the author of Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy, a textbook used by many optometrists and therapists around
the world, in addition to several other textbooks. Author of numerous articles on a wide variety of visual topics. Dr. Press is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Vision Development & Rehabilitation. He is also associate editor of Elsevier’s online Practice Update for Eye care.
Against The Odds
By Dana Latter and Dr. Leonard Press
This book was written over a long period of time, it covers my journey as a mother of two children with a condition called sensory integration disorder (or sensory processing disorder).
I wrote this book for parents and carers of children with sensory issues in order to give hope and encouragement to those who deserved the most.
Dr. Leonard Press collaborated with me as we share the same values and belief that change is possible and there is a reward for those who take action!
My hope is to see more parents and carers taking action and helping their children to progress and flourish into independent and successful adults
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Reading this book has left a profound effect on me. The level of honesty is just amazing. When you have a child, you have “no rehearsal” and are faced with looking after and raising such a precious bundle of love. How do you make those decisions, what if you get it wrong, whose advice is right? Dana has written this to be so helpful to parents. My wish is that absolutely every parent with a child with special needs reads this book, as it will give them such an accurate insight into what it is like to embark on any form of therapy. Whatever your situation, it is definitely worth reading this book even if it is to help someone else’s child. Dana has been brutally honest about the level of commitment and the effect on family life and indeed every stage she has been through but also truthful about reactions and results. For a parent to have this is invaluable, and as Dana has said she would have loved this herself. What comes across is that armed with this, Dana now wishes no future parent to feel unequipped.
Every page had me gripped, but may I quote “Too often, they try to work around the symptoms and don’t treat the root of the problem, as we did. Our belief that the brain can be rewired has been proved correct because the progress Guy has made would not have been possible without that happening” What a statement, and how true, Dana has hit the nail on the head so to speak. Deal with the root and make neurological changes.
It has been an honour to know the family. I was already aware of how great they are, and held them in high regard, but my respect for them has increased even more. What a triumph to not only work as they have, but be able to turn it to help others.