Tutorial for Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST): Detailed Description of the Treatment Protocol with Corresponding Theoretical Rationale Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) is a theoretically motivated aphasia treatment that has resulted in promising generalization to untrained sentences and discourse in persons with aphasia. As with all speech and language therapies, it is critical that clinicians understand the theoretical motivation behind VNeST's protocol in order to make informed ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2014
Tutorial for Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST): Detailed Description of the Treatment Protocol with Corresponding Theoretical Rationale
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  • Lisa A. Edmonds
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Financial Disclosure: Lisa A. Edmonds is an Associate Professor at Columbia University.
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Article   |   June 01, 2014
Tutorial for Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST): Detailed Description of the Treatment Protocol with Corresponding Theoretical Rationale
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 78-88. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.78
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 78-88. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.78

Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) is a theoretically motivated aphasia treatment that has resulted in promising generalization to untrained sentences and discourse in persons with aphasia. As with all speech and language therapies, it is critical that clinicians understand the theoretical motivation behind VNeST's protocol in order to make informed decisions during provision of the treatment. This article provides a detailed VNeST tutorial, including characteristics of participants who might be suitable, dosage information, and detailed instructions for each treatment step, including rationale, cueing guidelines, and frequently asked questions. Further guidance is provided regarding verb selection, and a score sheet is included for easy recording of responses and cueing levels.

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