A Quantitative EEG (qEEG) provides a “picture” of the brain. This tool can assist with honing
diagnoses and medication recommendations as well as providing an individual Neurofeedback treatment protocol for
This procedure is performed like a regular EEG. An EEG measures electrical
activity in different parts of the brain and that activity is transferred to a
video monitor. While the child is in a sitting position, sensors or
electrodes are adhered to the scalp with gel to monitor brain wave activity in
19 locations. Once the sensors are put in place, the technician obtains
samples of a child’s brain wave activity with the child’s eyes open and then
closed. This process usually takes 1 to 1 ˝ hours to complete.
The child’s EEG activity is then quantified by experts who compare the
raw EEG data to a database of many other individuals; thus, it is called a
“qEEG” or “quantitative EEG.” This process is completed in approximately a week.
During the expert analysis, prominent (or noticeable) brain wave features are
extracted and used to determine which areas of the brain are nonfunctional and
need training. Then
- an individualized protocol (or treatment regimen) is then designed for the
- the parent will receive an
100 page report with neurologist summary and treatment summary specified to your child’s condition.
QEEGs are done with
consultations through CARE (Child Attachment & Enrichment Resources). They can be performed in the office which ensures proper follow-up with
Fees must be paid at the time of services. You may obtain a prescription from your
medical doctor for the qEEG and paper work will be given to the parent to file their own insurance.