A Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) is a specialized neuropsychological assessment which provides maps of the electrical activity in the brain.
How Does it Work?
Brain mapping with the QEEG allows us to see a picture of how a brain is functioning, by gathering information in real time and then comparing it to a database of demographically matched Electroencephalogram (EEG) data. Utilizing the QEEG provides us with more specific information about brain function than does a traditional EEG, which can only provide a snapshot of how the brain is functioning in real time. The data from the QEEG can be used to determine how the brain can be better regulated, and can also give a better understanding of any social, psychological, or neuropsychological issues.
What Does a QEEG Assessment Look Like?
During this hour-long assessment, the client sits comfortably while non-invasive sensors at 19 or 64 sites on the scalp measure brain wave activity. The data for this assessment is collected while the client’s eyes are open and when the client’s eyes are closed. The QEEG is a sophisticated tool which allows us to develop extremely effective and personalized therapeutic treatments for the patient. The information gained from this assessment is used to guide the treatment process for neurofeedback training.
Do you have a child who will be receiving a QEEG assessment?
The staff at INPS have put together a guide for children (and adults), to answer questions and to help explain the purpose of the assessment. It is available here