What is QEEG (Quantitative EEG)?
A QEEG is required for all Neurofeedback clients (considered by many in the field as mandatory) unless otherwise agreed upon. The results of the QEEG allow me to specifically identify and address unusual or problematic patterns of brain functioning through comparing the patterns to a normative database. This can help speed up symptom reduction by training specific areas of the brain that relate best to specific symptomology that the client is wanting to have reduced.
This assessment is non-invasive and is conducted using a cloth cap over the head with liquid paste injected into the electrode holes. There is no skin penetration. Overall time can be between 40 and 90 minutes depending on the behavior of the client. The actual assessment period is 20 minutes, consisting of 10 minutes of eyes closed and 10 minutes of eyes open recording.
This assessment is not to be confused with a neurologist report; all seizures and other brain patterns that deviate from normal are taken out. This assessment is specialized solely for the purpose of Neurofeedback. Neurologist reports may not be very useful in conducting Neurofeedback, though may be helpful in general. However, a neurologist report can be included in the results if requested.
Follow Up QEEG
A second QEEG at the conclusion of treatment to verify changes in patterns of brain activity can also be performed. Clients who choose to receive the second QEEG will receive a discount on the second test.
Using QEEG to Identify Diagnosis
Certain brainwave patterns have been found to correlate with diagnosis, such as Autism, OCD, and ADHD. For example, the picture below shows the accuracy of diagnosing ADHD compared to all other forms of techniques: