The five senses


Toledo is one of only 30 cities nationwide that can boast having a Sensory Learning Center program.  SLC was created in 1997 to offer drug-free, non-invasive, and non-cognitive treatment for adults and children with sensory perception problems such as autism or ADD.  The 30-day program, conducted in part at SLC and partially at home, exposes patients to gentle visual and audial stimuli that can lead to improved speech, coordination skills, auditory processes, handwriting and even fewer meltdowns.  The Toledo chapter of SLC will host a free informational seminar on Tuesday, September 14, from 6 – 8 p.m. where Dr. Jeff Schmakel, the local developmental optometrist responsible for bringing the program to Toledo in 2008, will be on hand to discuss the program’s techniques and answer questions.  The seminar will be held at Charter One Bank, 3130 Executive Parkway, Toledo.  For more information, visit