The Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers routine, extended and overnight Electroencephalogram (EEG) Recording.
We are one of the few centers in the region that provides outpatient overnight video EEGs as well as combined sleep studies (PSG) with video EEG. Our technologists have extensive experience working with children with disabilities, and take pride in working with families to ensure the study is recorded properly. As a result, we have a high rate of success recording EEGs, even on children who have behavioral challenges. For those children for which a sedation option is still needed, we are able to provide sedated EEGs on a limited basis. Our physicians are board-certified in pediatrics, child neurology, neurodevelopmental disabilities, sleep medicine and clinical neurophysiology. They work with the referring doctor to get the most information out of the testing appointment, so that your child's doctor can make the most informed decisions possible.
About the EEG:
An EEG, or electroencephalogram, is a recording of the brain's natural electrical activity. Below are answers to questions parents frequently have about the EEG, as well as important instructions for parents and guardians of children who are going to have an EEG.
- For Referring Physicians
- For Parents (Information Packets)
- Read George's Overnight EEG Story to help prepare your child for what to expect
- Read George's Daytime EEG Story to help prepare your child for what to expect
Preparing for the EEG:
Please read these instructions at least one day before your child's EEG, to learn what to do the night before, the morning of and at the appointment for the EEG.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please review the EEG Lab FAQ for answers to the following questions:
- Why would my doctor order an EEG?
- Can non-Kennedy Krieger doctors order EEGs at Kennedy Krieger?
- What types of EEGs does Kennedy Krieger perform?
- How do I get my child's results?
- How do I get a copy of my child's EEG?
- Is the EEG safe?
If you have additional questions, please call the EEG Care Center at 443-923-9386.