We use a number of different neurotherapy modalities in our work, these include:
EEG Neurofeedback supports brain functioning by helping the brain to improve its’ internal communication system. EEG activity is a measure of the electrical activity the brain uses to communicate within itself and with the rest of the body. It is how the brain speaks to itself to coordinate the many functions it organizes within the Central Nervous System. Making changes in the brains’ underlying frequencies can improve specific brain functions, and create greater stability and flexibility, increasing resilience in mind and body.
EEG neurofeedback is guided by verbal assessments done in the office and at times, may additionally be guided by a EEG Recording and analysis know as a Quantitative EEG. When a Q-EEG is requested your EEG activity is recording in our office, and then sent to an Q-EEG Certified provider specialized in performing a multi-variant Q-EEG analysis. Please see the explanation of 32 Channel Brain Mapping with Multi-Variant Analysis offered below.
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32 Channel EEG Recording with Multi-Variant Analysis
This office offers an advanced application of the Quantitative-EEG process that can be used to guide neurofeedback training. A Quantitative EEG is a measure, also sometimes called a Brain Map, that is created by recording and then analyzing a person’s EEG activity. We record a full 32 sites on the head when obtaining a recording of EEG activity. After obtaining the 32 site recording it is sent to a specialized neuropsychologist, Dr Robert Coben, for an advanced Multi-Variant analysis.
This analysis is used to guide neurofeedback sessions, and to record changes in communication patterns in the brains’ EEG activity. This allows for a distinctly specialized view of the brain and a refinement of the application of neurofeedback training. 32 Channel Q-EEG guided neurofeedback is especially beneficial for those with early or extensive histories of trauma, histories of TBI, or other sensitive or long standing challenges. While neurofeedback training is not a cure, but rather a retraining opportunity for the brain, titrating neurofeedback to each specific brain through a 32 Brain Map can allow us to more sensitively reflect and modify the brains’ EEG activity.
Play Attention Educational Neurofeedback is a patented program developed over 20 years ago in an educational setting, to address the challenges of ADHD and general difficulties with attention and focus. Since it’s inception it has also been found effective in creating positive change for those diagnosed on the Spectrum, as well as for those facing the minor or major challenges of aging. Play Attention is also used for for Peak Performance brain training to sharpen brain functioning in support of personal or professional goals. Play Attention offers 12 targeted protocol games addressing specific areas of brain function such as sustained attention, auditory and visual processing, social skills, working memory and more.
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The FOCUS test is a Continuous Performance Test measure (CPT) that is offered as a part of the Play Attention program, or on its own as a standalone assessment. A Continuous Performance Test measures sustained and selective attention. The test provides various visual and auditory distractions over a period of time in order to look at five elements of attention: performance (time and accuracy), consistency (performance over time), impulsivity (acting without thinking), and distractibility (auditory and visual distractions). The strength in the FOCUS test is that, unlike other CPT tests that require one audio and one visual assessment, the FOCUS assessment combines one testing measure for both areas of assessment.
pir-HEG offers us a mechanism to measure and affect temperature and blood flow in the prefrontal cortex area of the brain. The prefrontal cortex is the area responsible for executive functioning capacities such as memory, self-control and attention. Greater focus and improved emotion regulation are just two common results of HEG neurofeedback. HEG is also well researched in the treatment of generalized headaches and migraine episodes.
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