In the current invesigation, It was expected that behaviour displayed by children after a VRDE would differ from behaviour displayed prior to the session. Virtual Reality itself has been suggested as a novel way to capture the attention of children with these deficits (North, North & Coble,1996). Although VR technology currently in use is not regarded realistic enough to simulate actual experiences for healthy individuals, there have been suggestions that for individuals, particularly children, with a disorder that has an attention deficit component, VR may replicate reality to a greater extent (North, North & Coble,1996). In the present study, healthy control children were also evaluated to investigate this theory. Inattentiveness, coupled with intermittent intense focus on particular tasks that capture attention (McFarland & Kosltad, 1995; Long,1995), are characteristic of AD/HD symptomology. This led to expectations that AD/HD subjects would become more immersed in the VRDE. It was anticipated that the difference in behaviour after the VRDE would be greater for children with an attention disorder than for children without this deficit.
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