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QEEG Assessment

QEEG Assessment

Due to the current circumstances regarding Covid-19 our EEG Clinic has postponed all EEG assessments until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.

What Is QEEG Assessment?

A QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is a non-invasive assessment method that records brain electrical activity in the form of  brain wave patterns. It is also referred to as “brain mapping.”

Why is it important?

The QEEG assessment gives a  general indication of typical brain functioning, levels of alertness, self- regulation capacity and can identify different patterns associated with difficulties in cognitive functions, sleep disorders and changes in mood and behaviour.

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Our clinic has an accredited QEEG Diplomate who has since 2010 assisted numerous clients to better understand their symptoms and suggest more effective treatments. We also had opportunity to work under the supervision of the world leading QEEG Diplomate Jay Gunkelman who had since evaluated more than 500,000 EEG and remains to be one of the world’s leading experts in the EEG analysis.

Do I Need To Do Anything Before My QEEG Assessment?

Yes, please make sure to:

  • Get enough sleep the night before
  • Wash and dry your hair the day before your appointment
  • Do not put any gel or heavy hair products such as conditioner on your hair
  • Have something to eat before the assessment
  • Do not consume any caffeinated drinks (i.e. colas, energy drinks,  tea, coffee, etc) or any food that contains these products at least 2 hours before the assessment
  • Do not consume any alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Continue taking your medications (if any) as prescribed by your doctor
  • Arrive on time as a failure to do so may result in an incomplete assessment or the need for further sessions


What will happen during my QEEG assessment?

  • When you come to the office you will be asked to sit in a comfortable chair and will be given a colourful EEG recording cap to wear, similar to a swimming cap and the clip-on sensors will be placed on your ears
  • The cap has many sensors on it and each sensor has a hole in the middle. The EEG technician will apply a special gel through these holes and the gel will touch the skin on your scalp to enable contact
  • You will be asked to relax your muscles while the sensors will be measuring your brain wave activity during the recording
  • It is important that you are still during the EEG recording to enable a good quality recording
  • If you move too much during the recording, it might be hard to do the analysis of your EEG

If needed we might ask you to do a simple activity, or just rest with your eyes open and then with your eyes closed. This will take about 20 min in total.

How Long Does a QEEG Assessment Take?

QEEG Assessments last usually between 1.5 and 2 hours.

It is important the night before the assessment that you do not consume any alcohol or recreational drugs.

Note to parents

  • We have many children coming to our clinic for the QEEG assessments and we have experienced EEG Technicians who will assist you and your child during the session
  • Parents are asked to stay in the room during the QEEG recording, so you can assist your child and make them more comfortable
  • Please make sure that you explain to your child what will happen during the assessment so they can come prepared
  • It is good to have a snack packed for your trip here and a treat for after the appointment
  • Your child can bring any comfort toys, their favourite books, iPad, DVD or anything that will keep them calm during the recording. Please note that this can be used during the initial set up time, but will need to be taken away during the recording if the child fidgets with it