QEEG and neuropsychological assessment
You – or your child – registered for a QEEG and / or neuropsychological assessment at Brainclinics. On this page you can find more information about the preparations for the assessment and the assessment itself. In the menu on the left you can see the three steps which you should go through before you do the assessment. Below you can read more about how the research is done.
The below video provides an overview of the QEEG and intake procedures at Brainclinics and neuroCare clinics:
Before the assessment
Prior to the QEEG and neuropsychological assessment we ask you to fill out a comprehensive internet home questionnaire. How you can fill this list is explained in Step 1.
On the day of the assessment
On the day of the assessment, you need to prepare to comply with certain regulations. For a good and reliable assessment it is important that you carefully follow the list of preparations. These requirements can be found in Step 2.
Below you can read more about the QEEG and neuropsychological examination on the day of the assessment and additional information, please visit BRC QEEG.
First you get a strap around your chest to register the breathing rhythm. Then a short questionnaire will follow that indicates about how you feel. The researcher measures your head to determine the location of the electrodes. Then there are some spots on your skin around your face that will be slightly scrubbed (to the eyes, neck, wrist, cheek, forehead and collarbone).
Then you get a sort of bathing-hat (cap) on the head containing 26 electrodes. Through electrodes the EEG, eye movements, muscle tone and heart rate is measured. The electrodes are filled with a salt mixture. Stickers with electrodes apply the electrodes to the skin.
Finally, at the middle and ring fingers a skin resistance meter so that the perspiration from your skin is measured. These preparations take about half an hour, after which the EEG recording will begin. You will get instructions on the computer screen and through a headset.
In about an hour, the tests will be conducted, when you are sitting behind a computer screen and using a button box. During testing it is very important that you are relaxed and comfortable. Muscle activity and stress can cause a lot of interference in the EEG signal.
For parents of children who are tested it is possible to participate during the preparation, and if necessary assist in the questionnaires. When testing begins, the parent can sit in the room next to the assessment room and possibly read a book or magazine.
After the 1.5 hours, the cap will be removed and you can stretch your legs and freshen up. You may want to wash your hair to rinse out the gel that is used in the cap. We have a space where you can wash your hair. Shampoo, towel and a hair dryer are available.
After this part you will continue with the neuropsychological assessment as part of the test series. This is a computerized neuropsychological test battery that takes approximately one hour. During these tests, you sit alone in a room behind a touchscreen. Children may do so under supervision. You will get instructions through the headphones and touch screen. After the examination, your personal data is processed and sent to the database. Within one to two weeks the report is finished and there will be a treatment advice made by an experienced psychologist. Your practicioner will contact you to set an appointment for a discussion of the report.
If you are unable to come at the appointed time, please let us know as soon as possible. Another client may take your place.