About Dana Latter

AGAINST THE ODDS Author

My Story

 No parent wants to believe that their child isn’t perfect but when by the age of four my son couldn’t speak I knew I had no other choice.

I came across countless professionals searching for answers and treatments but still the reason my son wasn’t being accepted by the other kids, he couldn’t connect to his father and even was rejected by the my extended family.

The Doctors kept on telling me that he is a late bloomer but I felt that there is something wrong.

I took matters into my hands and set out for answers.

Against The Odds

 

How did I start?

For years everyone around me encouraged me to write a book about my journey which I always replied with something like “yes, maybe some day…

 

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The book gave me a fantastic insight in to the battles that parents have to face in order to get the support their children should be entitled too. This book highlighted to me how great the need is for each child to be treated as an individual in order to reach their potential and how key the role of adults are in helping children to develop. Having met Guy in the last year I found it inspiring to see the journey he has come on and humbled to think of the level of dedication he has shown to be included in our activities given the difficulties he has faced in the past. Hopefully this book can help all parents to challenge the norms where their children are concerned and will encourage more professionals to explore the values of alternative ways of communicating, teaching and learning.

 

Luke Howard – Arsenal in the Community

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“This book illustrates the journey of a mother who first had to understand her sons difficulties. She needed to come to terms with this and then proactively help them to achieve their full potential.

The book is written in an empathetic way that brings her challenges to life. It is informative and shows how much a mother can achieve to bring out the best of her children’s ability.

Any parent who has a child with sensory difficulties and disorders should make this essential reading. This book is motivating and informative and will go a long way to help so many children with similar challenges.

Well done, Dana, on making such a difference to the lives of your sons!

Dr Clyde Alexander (Optometrist)

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“This is such an informative and inspirational book which I urge all teachers to read. This amazing mother has left no stone unturned to find the right treatments, therapies and programmes in order to help her sons with Sensory Processing Disorder. It’s a mine of really useful information and resources for parents of children with SPD, but parents of children with any additional needs will find it helpful. This book also proves that parents really are the experts where their children are concerned. I have a Masters in Applied Linguistics and teach students with specific learning difficulties, so I was particularly interested in the research on neuro-plasticity. This is a book of such hope for us all as it clearly shows that the neural pathways in the brain can indeed re-wire. You don’t need any knowledge of neurology to read this book, though, as it’s all explained in really simple terms and is well laid-out. I’ll be recommending this one to all my colleagues!

Debbie