Assessment & Testing
Brain Assessment, 1.5 hours
We take a careful exhaustive look at your brain function, reviewing in detail sleep, attentional issues, affect and emotional regulation, pain, neurologic, headache, stress response, response to caffeine, medications and other substances. At this point we make recommendation and develop a program for optimizing brain function, identifying the best tools or approaches for each individual. We will make recommendations and referrals to address other factors that might affect brain function, from diet to metabolism.
After an exhaustive search, we’ve identified the best computerized cognitive battery of tests for assessing Attention, Language, Memory, Executive Function and sensory motor processing and spatial testing. This provides a good functional baseline. Retesting provides an objective measure to assess progress. About 1.5 hours. It’s very cost effective for this type of testing.
qEEG: Quantitative EEG. A detailed multi-channel EEG.
This provides an analysis of brain patterns compared to “normal” individuals your same age, using a sophisticated normative database. The report that is produced can help identify timing and activation problems. That is, if your frontal lobe is running very slow compared to normal, it’s almost certainly going to interfere with certain executive functions (decision making, organization, etc). There are differences between this and a traditional neurology EEG. The qEEG is much less expensive than other brain imaging techniques yet typically provides better information for training decisions than other options. It has the highest “temporal resolution” (it’s the most sensitive to subtle timing problems that interfere with brain function).
On a selective basis, for certain client situations we can provide and support home user training and supervision. This is more common for clients who require many sessions due to the neurological nature of the problem – such as autism, reactive attachment disorder.