We provide comprehensive assessment services to inform diagnostic processes, to determine eligibility for special resources (NDIS, Educational Adjustments, Disability Support, etc), and to inform intervention planning. Our individual assessments may include (test acronyms):
- Intellectual abilities (e.g., via WPPSI, WISC, WAIS, KBIT, WNV)
- Learning and executive functioning (e.g., WIAT, WRAT, VCPT, CEFI)
- Adaptive behavioural functioning (e.g., ABAS, CANS)
- Mental health and disorder (e.g., DSM5 screening, C/APP, BDI, BAI, MASC, RCMAS, CBRS)
- Social-emotional and behavioural functioning (e.g., ADOS, SRS, CARS)
- *Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) and Event-related Potentials (ERPs)
*What is a QEEG Neurodiagnostic Assessment?
The Quantitative Encephalograph (or brain mapping) involves comparison of the electrical activity generated from the brain with a database of normal individuals. This can help locate and describe areas of abnormal functioning. The findings of the QEEG are enhanced by our capacity to compile a 3D profile of brain activity based on scalp potentials measured from multiple channel EEG data.
QEEG findings can be very useful to inform neurofeedback practitioners about the areas of the brain to target with Neurotherapy in order to improve client outcomes (for healthcare professionals: read more here). QEEG analysis is different from a neurologist’s typical visual or clinical inspection of raw EEG data. QEEG assessment is a widely accepted practice for neurovascular disorders and epilepsy and there is a growing body of research regarding the potential of this assessment for other neurological disorders e.g. ADHD.
In addition to QEEG analysis of the brain activity under resting state conditions, we are able to collect ERPs – Event Related Potentials – during a continuous performance task to provide valuable information about how the brain responds to certain stimuli and cognitive challenges. Our data analysis is completed locally and also supervised by senior clinicians of the Brain Science International (USA) and the Human Brain Institute (HBI*).
Following a QEEG assessment, qualified clinicians will interpret the findings in light of the current reason for referral. If there is evidence of a brain-based contributor to the presenting symptoms, neuropsychological intervention (neurotherapy, NFB) may be recommended if NFB is regarded as an efficacious treatment for the identified problem. If a medical issue of concern is indicated, the patient will be referred on for specialist neurological assessment.