A Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is a method of analyzing brainwave dysregulation by recording and measuring electrical activity in the brain.
A qEEG brain map is:
- Provides Scientific Results
During this test, we record brainwave activity from sensors in the cap. Much like a physician listens to the heart, we “listen” through the sensor cap and receive a detailed report on the brain activity.
SYMMETRY qEEG brain map software accurately measures brain sites while recording brainwaves with eyes open and eyes closed.
Each recording takes 1-2 minutes per site groups and moves to the next group sites with user-friendly assistance. Our brain mapping software has no downtime and can be submitted directly after complete each eyes open or eyes closed recording.
The data recorded is compared to a validated normative database and used in conjunction with biopsychosocial assessments to gain valuable insight into that individual’s functioning.
qEEG brain maps are used along with the initial biopsychosocial intake assessments as a baseline, to guide the neurofeedback protocol selection, periodically throughout neurofeedback training to measure progress and results.
Several versions of qEEG brain map reports can be generated including a Client Report in a user friendly and understandable format.
qEEG brain maps are used as a guide (not for diagnostic purposes) for those practitioners who plan to utilize neurofeedback as a solo or complimentary service with other treatment modalities.
Intake & EEG Assessments:
SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training’s biopsychosocial assessments are scientifically validated tests used to review different levels in biological, psychological, and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a potential trainee. These include a Physiology Screening, Interactive Self-Inventory and Cognitive Emotional Checklist.
Trainees complete an initial biopsychosocial intake assessment prior to completing a Quantitative EEG (qEEG) Brain Map and cognitive performance tests. These biopsychosocial assessments are best used at the initial intake, periodically throughout the neurofeedback process, as well as for post evaluations, and are integral in properly guiding therapeutic processes for each individual.
This section clients will provide a detailed history of symptoms and background information.
Physiology Screening is a tool used to help determine if a client may have metabolic issues that could slow the neurofeedback process.
Interactive Self Inventory is a social and approach behavior assessment tool used to measure areas related to toxic stress that may be affecting these behaviors and can be correlated with patterns in the qEEG brain map to further explain and guide therapeutic approaches including neurofeedback.
Cognitive Emotional Checklist is a standardized psychological test that allows a client to rate the severity of various cognitive and emotional issues they may or may not be experiencing. This checklist is then correlated side by side with qEEG data in the brain map report for easy interpretation.
Cognitive Performance Tests (CPT) are statistically validated tests which measure 11 areas of cognition such as; attention, short term memory, list acquisition, executive function, etc. All 11 tests can be utilized to evaluate baselines and progress in specific cognitive skills, or based on the qEEG analysis specific CPTs will be indicated for that client to complete.
A Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is a method of analyzing brainwave dysregulation by recording and measuring electrical activity in the brain and results are shown in a simplified Client or Clinical brain map report showing areas of normal and dysregulated patterns in conjunction with the Cognitive Emotional Checklist of the client’s self reporting.