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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 client’s brain. The QEEG is the result of averaging the data and comparing it to a normative database, i.e., one’s brainwaves are compared to the brainwaves of other people.

How the is QEEG done?
Usually a cap with sensors is put on the client’s 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 client’s 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 injury.

Most clients enjoy seeing the brainmap results because they are shown where they will be training and why. It also validates the client’s 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.

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Email Dr. Kathy Abbott, Psy. D.
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See the following websites for more information
www.isnr.org | www.eegspectrum.com
www.helpforadd.com | www.EMDR.com
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