A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral vascular accident (CVA), cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis frequently will experience symptoms of double vision, movement of print or stationary objects such as walls and floor, eye strain, visual fatigue, headaches as well as problems with balance.
As a result, certain patterns can be (literally) nauseating or create an environment that exasperates the visual issues.
Scale, size of pattern and placement of items can play a huge role in how 'livable' a pattern or design can be in a home or office. I can help switch out the offending designs for more serene options.
I offer discounted pricing for all services listed on this page. Please contact me for more information and to discuss your specific situation.
DIY Custom Plan $450
If you prefer to "do it yourself," our DIY option provides the perfect balance of professional and personal insight while letting you work to implement the project independently and within budget.
During the consultation, we'll discuss your project specifics such as your specific visual issues, offending patterns and circumstances, physical limitations as well as room dimensions, personal style, your goals for the space and how you plan to utilize it.
Once we determine the project specifics, we will create a plan for you which will include:
~ Custom inspiration design board
~ Basic layout plan
~ List of vendors for furniture, flooring, lighting, and accessories
~ Design tips for implementing your project
Spaces over 1,800 square feet will be quoted.
Quotes for Specialized Design Services Complimentary
Not the DIY type? Let us do the work for you. Our goal is to create a visually serene, practical, achievable design plan for your space. Most importantly, the design must realistically fit your budget. By setting a realistic budget, we can prioritize and optimize spending to achieve the look you desire while providing the best possible environment for your visual issues and/or physical limitations.
Other specialized services include:
~ Making your home wheelchair accessible
~ Incorporating cognitive support items, such as notes, into the decor of the home.
~ Window coverings for those with ongoing sensitivity to light.
Travel fee may apply for areas outside of Indianapolis.
More on Visual Processing Issues
Visual processing issues are complex because there are several different types, and people can have more than one. These issues often go undetected because they don’t show up on vision tests.
Visual problems caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral vascular accident (CVA), cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis may interfere with performance causing the person to be identified as learning disabled or as having attention deficit disorder. These visual dysfunctions can even manifest themselves as anxiety and panic disorders as well as spatial dysfunctions affecting balance and posture.
There are many different types of visual processing issues:
- Visual discrimination issues: Those affected will have difficulty seeing the difference between two similar letters, shapes or objects.
- Visual figure-ground discrimination issues: Those affected may not be able to pull out a shape or character from its background.
- Visual sequencing issues: Those affected have difficulty telling the order of symbols, words or images.
- Visual-motor processing issues: Those affected have difficulty using feedback from the eyes to coordinate the movement of other parts of the body. Those affected may also bump into things.
- Long- or short-term visual memory issues: Those affected with either type have difficulty recalling what they’ve seen.
- Visual-spatial issues: Those affected have difficulty telling where objects are in space. That includes how far things are from them and from each other. Those affected may also have a tough time reading maps and judging time.
- Visual closure issues: Those affected have difficulty identifying an object when only parts are visible.
- Letter and symbol reversal issues: Those affected switch letters or numbers when writing.
- Focal ambient issues: Those affected overemphasize details. There's confusion in a busy visual environment, like the mall.
(List courtesy of Understood.org. For more information on how this issues can show up as learning disabilities in your child please visit the 'Learning & Attention' section of their website.)
Other Sources: Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) & Brain injuries.org.