Starlight Tablets

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Starlight® Tablets are critical resources for healthcare professionals to support the ongoing needs of hospitalized kids, from assessment and care management to entertainment and distraction therapy. Teens can directly access the Starbright World® online community and healthcare professionals are able to customize content for individualized care.

Starlight helped pioneer the creation of animated educational videos and interactive learning activities to guide pediatric patients and their families through difficult procedures and diagnoses. The Starlight Tablet is a natural evolution of our digital programming and provides direct access to Starlight’s educational tools, a list of recommended applications and the Starbright World community for teens affected by chronic or critical illness.

Housed in a protective cover that complies with strict infection control protocols, the Starlight Tablet provides distraction therapy for young patients, especially important for those with limited mobility. During procedures or lengthy wait times, kids can play games, complete homework, communicate with friends, watch videos, access relevant digital programming and log in to the Starbright World community on a Starlight Tablet.

Child life specialists and other health practitioners can take advantage of a myriad of new apps and programs that help them improve patient care at the point-of-care. The adaptability to support the specific needs of each facility makes the Starlight Tablet a top priority on Starlight Wish Lists.

“With Starlight Tablets, an art therapist can create art with a child who cannot hold a crayon, a speech therapist can teach a
non-verbal child to communicate by pushing a button, a Child Life Specialist can prepare a child for an MRI by playing a recording of the sounds the machine makes and a music therapist can help a child express themselves when they otherwise could not hold an instrument. The possibilities for education, independence, growth and coping are truly endless.

- Vanessa, Clinical Lead for Child Life, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

The Starlight Tablet is an invaluable tool in meeting the evolving needs in pediatric healthcare through education, distraction and the healing power of play.

Sponsorship Information

Starlight Tablet sponsorship is $1,500, plus applicable taxes, which includes the cost of the unit, links, protective cover and shipping. Corporate sponsorship is recognized through the placement of the sponsor’s logo on the Tablet background. If your company is interested in placing Starlight Tablet technology in the hands of pediatric professionals and kids, please contact Amy Stillion.

Starlight Partner Facilities

If you represent a registered Starlight partner facility, you can add a Starlight Tablet to your Wish List so donors can point, click and ship them directly to your facility. Not a registered Starlight Partner Facility? Click here to register and create your Starlight Wish List. For additional program information and assistance, please contact Samantha Martinez.