A 22 year old girl (medical student) had a horse-riding accident with several days of loss of conscoiusness. MRI showed diffuse axonal injury.
She made a good physical and emotional recovery . When resuming her university education she experienced considerable difficulties to deal with and store new taught information as well as planning her day with a mixture of university studies, home studies ,home logistics and leisure time .
She had difficulties in concentrating on one subject for more than 20 minutes.
The ability of to concentrate is a necessary prerequisite for successful learning. Coventionally the problem is treated by computer assisted training and learning to use memory facilitating techniques. These are repetitecvly trained in sort of everyday tasks ( e.g. how to plan a day or journey)
Can VR help in the adaptation of learning and planing strategies by e.g. simulating interesting, relevant and real life situations with problem difficulty adjustable to the patient`s abilities?