|What is a QEEG?
The QEEG began to be used in the late 1970s and early
1980s. The purpose was to put EEG in a form that was more
useful. The QEEG is an addition to but not a replacement
for an electroencephalograph (EEG).
The EEG is the actual recorded electrical data from the
clients brain. The QEEG is the result of averaging
the data and comparing it to a normative database, i.e.,
ones brainwaves are compared to the brainwaves of
How the is QEEG done?
Usually a cap with sensors is put on the clients
head. The skin is mildly abraded to create a good connection
between the electrode and the skin. Generally, the EEG
is measured at 19 places on the head. The client closes
his/her eyes for from 5 to 20 minutes while the EEG is
being recorded. Then the client opens their eyes for 5
to 20 minutes while a second EEG recording is made.
Why do a QEEG?
The QEEG allows the clients data to be compared
not only to a normative database but also to other groups.
The information from the brainmap helps the clinician
plan the neurofeedback training.
In addition, the QEEG can be used to help identify EEG
patterns associated with an attention deficit or a head
Most clients enjoy seeing the brainmap results because
they are shown where they will be training and why.
It also validates the clients reasons for wanting
neurofeedback training in the first place.
Does insurance pay for a QEEG?
Insurance may or may not pay for a QEEG. The client
is expected to pay directly for the QEEG.