Neurofeedback is a completely non-invasive technique that deals with self-regulation of the brain. It is based on the principles of operant conditioning and reinforcement, where brain waves are trained based on the feedback it receives. Neurofeedback helps the brain to function optimally. The brain waves are captured and amplified on a screen using electrodes pasted on specific areas of the head where training is required. These brain waves can then be trained to enhance the overall functioning of the person.
What is the process?
An assessment of the brain is the first step, through the process of Quantitative EEG. (QEEG). Current patterns of the brain waves are mapped to find out the extent of regulation or dysregulation. Based on the brain maps, specific brain areas are targeted and training provided so the brain can begin to function optimally. Training could be provided in various ways- Amplitude training where specific brain wave frequencies might be targeted, some are rewarded more than others based on each person’s map; or Z score training- where coherence is tapped between the areas of the brain and brain waves are trained to the person’s age and normative database.
What is the cost and is it covered by Insurance?
Most insurances may not cover Neurofeedback. It is best to check with your insurance provider! A detailed receipt will be provided to you that can be submitted to your insurance provider.
QEEG will cost $450.00 and all subsequent hourly Neurofeedback sessions cost $120.00.