ATN/AIR-P Having an Electroencephalogram (EEG): A Guide for Parents

EEGs can be difficult for all people, but especially for children and adults with autism. This guide provides parents with information on how to prepare for their child’s EEG and how to best support their child during the procedure.

The guide includes visual supports, parent questionnaires to share with the provider, answers to frequently asked questions and much more.

Sections include:

The EEG Procedure: What to Expect
Understanding Sensory Issues
Using Visual Supports
Helping Your Child During the Setup Process
Challenging Behavior

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

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