qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography)
The key to any successful program is proper assessment and diagnosis. The assessment process at ABF includes quantitative electroencephalography or, qEEG. qEEG is an intricate way to look at your brain’s functioning, and serves as the second step in the assessment process (following the diagnostic interview). Sensors are placed on the scalp to measure raw EEG (“brain waves”), and the captured data is quantified, analyzed, and compared to a normative population. This aids in identifying areas of impairment that may interfere with cognitive processing speed and with emotional and social functioning. A trained practitioner can see known markers for various brain-based disorders, such as AD/HD, autism, depression, anxiety and even chronic pain. This data, along with the diagnostic interview and other neuropsychological tests, gives us a data-driven and normative basis on which to make an educated and accurate diagnosis, which results in more effective treatment protocols.