Community Resources

Free Communication Boards for Patients who are Hospitalized and Ventilator Dependent or Non-Verbal

Print and use these boards to facilitate effective communication between patients, care providers, and loved ones. Adina Bradshaw, MS CCC-SLP, ATP, and Sarah Mosely, MS, MSP CCC-SLP, created these communication boards to help patients express their wants and needs if they are unable to vocalize. These can be a valuable resource to help ease the stress of hospitalization and miscommunication. Please feel free to use or share them with your patient population, care providers, friends, or family members.



Spine Injury in Sport: Managing On-Field Cervical Spine Injuries

Successful on-field treatment of an athlete can make a life-saving difference. Watch this short, educational film from The Sports Institute at UW Medicine demonstrating new NATA-recommended techniques for emergent treatment of athletes with a suspected cervical spine injury. Learn more about spine injury in sports here.


Share Your Story

Injury prevention is at the core of Shepherd Center's mission. Our goal is to educate people about the causes of brain and spinal cord injuries so they can make better and safer choices in their behavior. We focus on preventing initial injuries, as well as all-too-common secondary injuries that affect many of our patients. We are always open to hearing from members of the community, our patients and our staff about ways we can help spread the message about injury prevention. If we can prevent one single brain or spinal cord injury, then we'll consider our program a success. However, more than anything, we'd like to bring an end to all preventable injuries.

Do you have a brain or spinal cord injury that you feel was preventable? Are you willing to share your story? Please contact us with your questions or to share your experience:

Emma Harrington, Director of Injury Prevention and Education Services
Shepherd Center
Emma.Harrington@shepherd.org
Office: 404-350-7559