VNeST – Set I


Set I – Verbs: announce, bake, buy, carry, catch, celebrate, clean, count, cut, decorate, deliver


Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) is an evidence-based technique that focuses on using verbs to target word retrieval and discourse for persons with aphasia. This intervention has shown promising evidence for language production and generalization of lexical retrieval to trained and untrained verbs (Edmonds & Babb, 2011; Edmonds et al., 2014; Edmonds et al., 2009). This resource saves you time and includes everything you need to begin using VNeST with your clients.


  • Each set includes *11 sample verbs
  • No prep templates (for each step of protocol)
  • Sample responses (for each verb)
  • Client data tracking forms
  • Clinician cueing guide
  • Sample cues (semantic, multiple choice, & picture prompts)
  • Semantic judgement sentences (12 for each verb)

Edmonds, L. A. (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, 24, 78-88.

Edmonds, L. A. (2016). A Review of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment. Topics in Language Disorders, 36, 123-135. 

Edmonds, L. A., & Babb, M. (2011). Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment in moderate-to-severe aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 131-145.

Edmonds, L.A., Mammino, K., & Ojeda, J. (2014). Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) in persons with aphasia: Extension and replication of previous findings. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23, S312-S329.

Edmonds, L. A., Nadeau, S., & Kiran, S. (2009). Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on lexical retrieval of content words in sentences in persons with aphasia. Aphasiology, 20, 644-675.


PDF document includes Introduction (14 pages) + VNeST Verb Activity Set I (111 pages) + Picture Prompts (12 pages)