Clinical Implications of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment

Course: #5860Level: Intermediate1 Hour 62 Reviews

Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) is an aphasia treatment developed with the intent to promote lexical retrieval in single word and sentence contexts with the intent to generalize lexical retrieval improvements to discourse. This course will first briefly review the theoretical foundation and research findings related to VNeST. Then more detail will be given related to potential clinical applications with specific examples.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the language abilities that Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) aims to target in persons with aphasia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to summarize the research findings from previous Verb Network Strengthening Treatment studies.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the treatment steps of VNeST.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to create possible stimuli/treatment items for VNeST that could be used in the clinic.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe assessments that are important to administer before and after VNeST treatment in order to gauge potential improvement.


0-15 Minutes Introduction and Theoretical background
15-30 Minutes Review of Evidence-based findings
30-55 Minutes Detailed review of the treatment steps with potential clinical application
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Content Disclosure: This event will primarily focus on the VNeST approach to aphasia treatment and will not discuss other treatment approaches in any detail.

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