What is Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST)?
Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) is a therapy technique that focuses on verbs. It aims to improve word finding in order to produce sentences.
Many people with aphasia struggle with creating complete sentences. In English, a typical sentence structure is formed by a subject-verb-object sequence. For instance, “John ate the cookie” follows this example. The idea behind VNeST is to improve the network of words relating to verbs in order to improve the ability to create sentences.
VNeST has been proven to be an effective therapy tool for people with aphasia. People who have used VNeST have improved at word-finding and sentence structure.