Neurofeedback and Brain Mapping
Question: What is the process of doing neurofeedback at home?
Answer: You will begin with a brain map study which shows us what is needed to help your brain perform better for you. This test is done at home with equipment sent to you. The test is supervised online. You will need a "helper" to set up the test in your home. The test takes about an hour. When done, you return the equipment and the data is sent to a QEEG (brain map) analyst.
To do neurofeedback at home, you will receive equipment (a laptop computer, sensors that record signals coming from your brain and communicate them to the software in the computer, and an amplifier that makes the signals strong enough to be useful). When you receive the equipment, you will be shown how to set it up for your personal protocols which are based on the brain map results.
Your initial sessions will all be supervised online until you are completely comfortable with the equipment and protocols. Most people become independent after about 3 sessions.
After that, we monitor your sessions and analyze them periodically, and we meet with you online every week or two.
You will be asked to do at least 2 sessions per week in order to retain the equipment. If this presents challenges, we will set 2 appointments every week until you are ready to try again. There is a small charge for this extra supervision.
A symptom survey is required every 4-6 weeks, and some people like to have a repeat brain map at the end of their initial protocol.
Question: What is a neurofeedback session like?
Answer: The computer loaned to you will contain special software that responds to activity in your brain. To do a session, you will use the paste provided to connect sensors to your scalp at the locations determined by your brain map results. For the session, you will just watch a video display for about 20 minutes. At the end of the session, you remove and rinse your sensors, close the program, and all of the information is automatically sent to Fisher Behavior.
Question: What fees are involved?
Answer: There is an initial fee paid to the analyst for the brain map test and analysis. Then there is a flat monthly fee for home neurofeedback. Equipment is loaned at no charge. If you require extra biweekly supervision, there is a small surcharge for that.
Remote neurofeedback is significantly less costly than in-office neurofeedback and provides the opportunity for more frequent sessions.
Please call or text to 323-645-6412 for a complimentary consultation and pricing.