QEEG Brain Mapping Assessment
Evaluation prior to treatment: Successful neurofeedback treatment depends on an accurate assessment of the concerns that people come to us with.
For some concerns such as stress, anxiety and depression after the initial interview, we would have you take a 30 minute test which would give us critical information needed to develop a treatment approach.
We would then use Neuroguide a proprietary Brain Database to help analyze all aspects of the brain in a truly integrated and standardized platform.
The video here will give you an idea of our Assessment process.
If your concerns were ADHD or a disorder on the Spectrum another assessment would take place. We use quantitative EEG (QEEG) to evaluate the degree of neurological complication that exists.
The EEG data would be processed through the NeuroGuide data base, which was developed by Dr. Robert Thatcher. This would give us normative data on which to base neurofeedback treatment.
The colorful picture (on the left) is a print out of a page from this report. The red indicates too much activity and the blue too little. Neurofeedback is designed to normalize the areas that are too deviant from the norm - such as the red and blue areas.
With mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion or seizure activity we would send the QEEG recordings to Dr. Walker, who is a neurologist, and will help develop a neurofeedback treatment approach.
When sensory integration issues are of concern, we use the Sensory Profile by Pearsons Assessments. This give us a measure of what sensory information is causing the problem i.e. vision, sound, touch, taste or smell. Many children who come to us have visual, auditory or tactile hyper sensitivity.
Often cognitive processing is the concern. To isolate specific components of cognitive processing difficultie , various memory problems or problem solving skills in children, we would administer a cognitive exam. (see sample on the right). This will help isolate the areas and degree of difficulties. Our goal is to then remediate those difficulties.
In every case, a thorough assessment is central to effective treatment. In my practice, we are extremely focused on providing the most precise assessment so we can develop the best treatment approach.