Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Lexical Retrieval in Sentences in Moderate-Severe Aphasia

Edmonds, Lisa and Babb, Michelle (2009) Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Lexical Retrieval in Sentences in Moderate-Severe Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) aims to improve lexical retrieval in sentences in aphasia. A previous study showed promising results in persons with moderate aphasia. The current study uses a single-subject experimental design (N=2) to evaluate VNeST in moderate-severe aphasia. Treatment focused on strengthening connections between verbs (measure) and their thematic roles (chef/sugar). Generalization (c-statistic) was observed in sentences using trained (The carpenter is measuring the stairs.) and untrained (The nurse is weighting the baby.) verbs for both participants. Pre-post treatment effect sizes ranged from 5.06 to 11.3. Participants also exhibited pre-post improvements in verb and noun naming and sentence production.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1982

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