22 January 2016

The Learning Curve for Infiniti Users

Two of the most popular requests the BFE receives from our clients and supporters are for:
  • the ability to produce qEEG assessments using the familiar Thought Technology neurofeedback equipment;
  • assessment reports that automatically analyze the EEG data to produce a personalized training plan. 
As is the tradition that the new year bring new possibilities, the BFE is excited to announce that as of 2016 we offer a software suite that accomplishes both of those requests and more: the newly re-vamped Learning Curve (TLC) Suite also known as the Trainer's Q and whole-brain training plan.

The Learning Curve (TLC) Suite
The Learning Curve (TLC) Suite is a brain assessment method that allows a clinician to amalgamate data from up to 20 different EEG sites on the head, into the specialized TLC report. This multi-faceted TLC report, developed by Peter Van Deusen at Brain Trainer, provides clinicians with three main functions:
  • a multi-view report that describes the patterns in the EEG, including the relative speed of the EEG waves, key bandwidth amplitude ratios, brain maps (similar to those seen in QEEG maps), breakdown of amplitudes across the head, differentials between analogous sites of the left/right hemisphere;
  • automatic analysis of the EEG brain data in the form of training recommendations for a complete whole-brain training plan;
  • an executive summary narrative report detailing findings from the EEG data in an easy-to-understand manner for both the clinician and patient;
For an example of the TLC report, please view this link. The final two pages of the report are the whole-brain training plan and executive summary narrative.

Sample Screens & Reports

The TLC Suite also includes a subjective report of the client's history and symptoms, which integrates into the TLC report and alters the training recommendations for the whole-brain training plan. This means the software takes the specific client's circumstances into account and alters its recommendation based on what would be personally best for them.

A major advantage of the TLC suite and method is that it is an EEG pattern-based assessment tool rather than population-based tool. In other words, it is descriptive rather than normative: it focuses the trainer's attention on patterns in the EEG that have been identified in QEEG research to be correlated with various symptom constellations and clinical syndromes, guiding the trainer toward interventions likely to have rapid positive effects. It does not base its analysis and recommendations on imperfect population databases.

Multiple Language Reporting
An exciting feature for our multi-lingual software users around the globe is that the full TLC report can be viewed in any of four different languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian.

Reasonable Price with No Limits
As initially stated, use of the TLC Suite assessment and report allows for the output of data comparable to a full QEEG evaluation, without the cost of purchasing excessive hardware and software to support such a method. All an individual needs is the standard ProComp 2 or Infiniti encoders, made by Thought Technology, along with 2 or 4 EEG-Z sensors/channels of EEG for collecting brainwave data.

Unlike other assessment methods, the cost for this automated EEG analysis tool is a one-time fee with no limits on the numbers of evaluations that can be run through the system. There are no yearly fees for use and no future upgrade costs.

How Does the TLC Suite Work?
The assessment within the TLC Suite gathers brain data in sets of 2 or 4 sites (depending on your preference) over a 3 minute period. The same assessment protocol is repeated at different sets of brain sites, until all desired locations have been monitored. The data from all the assessment protocols are then imported into the TLC report, which analyzes the numbers to output a whole-brain training plan. The full assessment data acquisition period can be accomplished in only 1-hour.

Open House on the TLC Suite - February 25, 2016
Jon Bale, the BFE's research manager, will be hosting a free open house (10:00-11:00 am - Eastern Time US & Canada) for anyone that is interested in getting a first-hand glimpse of the TLC Suite. This is a perfect opportunity to see the software in action, to ask questions from the BFE's main software manager, and get an idea how this package will enhance your practice.

This event has already taken place. Click here to view the recording.
View details of software suite.

FREE Upcoming TLC Case Study Event with Peter Van Deusen - February 16, 2016
On February 16th, the BFE is pleased to welcome Peter Van Deusen who will be presenting a case study of client who's brain assessment was analyzed using the TLC report to produced a personalized while-brain training plan. This would be an excellent opportunity for clinicians to see the TLC report in action, and ask question directly from the creator.
This event has already taken place. Click here to view the recording.

About Peter Van Deusen
Since 2001, he has taught thousands of practicum workshops in neurofeedback around the world, after spending the 90's running multiple training centers in Atlanta, USA, and personally training hundreds of clients with a wide range of issues. As a trainer himself, with a background in management of change (hospital turnarounds), his focus has been on putting the power of brain science in the hands of front-line trainers, making it faster, less expensive and more accessible. His Trainer's Q assessment (TLC assessment) and Whole-Brain Training approach (TLC report) are offering a powerful alternative to normative databases and z-scores.

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