During your brain mapping assessment, you will meet your therapist and participate in a conversation to identify your symptoms, concerns and therapy goals. This is an essential step in the assessment process. Each region of the brain and pattern of brain function has multiple roles, and correlations between symptoms and brain dysregulation cannot be accurately made without clear information.
Brain Mapping uses a cap with sensors. Electrical signals are recorded and processed by a complex software program and are compared to a database of ‘normal’ brain signatures (a statistical measurement of ‘average’ brain function). If electrical activity is outside normal limits in a specific part of the brain, this suggests that the area may contribute to the presented problem. The pertinent location is compared to the client’s reported symptoms. If there is a match between neuroanatomy and symptom, intervention is indicated.