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The Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Sentence Production in Persons with Aphasia

Edmonds, Lisa and Kiran, Swathi
The Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Sentence Production in Persons with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Some persons with aphasia exhibit a selective verb deficit at the functional level (Bock & Levelt, 1994) which can impair sentence production deficits. The current study investigates the effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on sentence production using a single subject experimental design across 4 participants. Treatment targeted re-strengthening connections between a verb (measure) and related thematic pairs (chef/sugar) through retrieval of thematic roles. Generalization to sentence production in picture description was observed in sentences containing trained verbs (The carpenter is measuring the stairs.), semantically related untrained verbs (The nurse is weighing the baby.), and related and post-treatment measures for all participants.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1734
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.