The quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) is becoming a viable assessment tool for neurofeedback practitioners. The qEEG information is obtained with comparisons to norm-referenced databases which can be overwhelming to many practitioners. To simplify understanding of the data and improve clinical applicability, we have developed a unique approach to the interpretation of the qEEG.
First, collected in both the eyes open and the eyes closed states. Second, database comparisons are done to identify persistent abnormalities from average functioning. Possible functional consequences are identified based on information from research literature that relates Brodmann’s areas and 10-10 placements to functions and dysfunctions. Third, once these areas are identified correlation to functional behaviors can be made; similar to the way a neuropsychologist can hypothesize about possible behavioral correlates when areas of brain dysfunction are identified. Driven by the client’s symptom presentation, this approach allows the reduction of thousands of variables into a more manageable handful of significant findings which are clinically meaningful to the practitioner and client. This presentation will discuss the Functional qEEG model, 10-20 sites and related functions, and present case study examples.
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