Clinical Uses

Because of its sophisticated technology, the DESA® has a wide variety of applications across various disciplines. In terms of useful neurological information, it is one of the most versatile tools available to clinicians. Originally, the design of the EEG’s exclusively diagnosed seizure disorder or other abnormal brain electrical activity, but the DESA’s usefulness extends far beyond those earlier applications.

With regard to pharmacological intervention, the DESA® can assist the doctor with choices of medications. As an example, because there are different components of attention, each with its own location in the brain, it is often difficult to know which area of the brain’s attentional area to address. The DESA® can pinpoint the source of brain electrical abnormalities, and the medication can be targeted for that region.

Psychotherapists find the information useful because it can identify a patient’s processing strengths and weaknesses. This can help identify the most effective type of therapy to use.

With information from the DESA®, Speech and Language Pathologists receive data which can help better identify problems in auditory processing, auditory attention, and many other difficulties associated with language. In young children, early intervention allows time for the brain to “rewire” itself, a relatively recent medical finding.

Educational Therapists receive information with regard to specific learning disabilities. The DESA® tracks visual and auditory input from start to finish which determines the precise nature of an individual’s disorder. Thereby, the DESA® provides a blueprint for the course of therapy.

The DESA® may also be used to establish a baseline for future comparative analyses either following a subsequent trauma, after therapy, for titration of pharmacological intervention, or for treatment of addictions.