Popular app for developing cause and effect touch skills and sensory integration support.
Light Box uses abstract animation and sound to introduce basic touch skills and awareness.
Light Box has become a popular choice for parents of babies and young toddlers but was originally made for teenagers with autism and a range of complex needs. Sounds and graphics are appropriate for any age-group.
Light Box naturally encourages exploration of touch gestures through 30 scenes which range from calm & immersive to loud & energetic. Numerous options are provided to customise visuals and simplify controls.
Reviews from purchasers:
"Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box is a multifaceted app to use when teaching cause and effect, targeting, and visual attention. Great for use with low vision kids or as a "chill out " app for the overly stressed kid or adult....."
"My son is ASD and loves this app so much. Already has a favourite setting. Highly recommended, not just for SEN kids."
"My 18 month old loves it! Great for young ones. Lots of different lights and sounds. Easy to use. :) "
"My almost-5-year-old, blind and autistic, is still trying to figure out how touching the tablet works. This app had him refining his touch and laughing and interacting almost immediately! What a great find!"
"Really pleased with this - great auditory and visual feedback. Used with different people and all find something they like. Well worth the money."
"My DS/Autistic son loves this app. it is calming and soothing and keeps him well engaged. I would recommend this app for long waits and crowded places."
Light Box also provides automatic (touch free) play to enable switch control for basic cause and effect.
For more information on setting up your Bluetooth switch or keyboard click the Developer Website link and scroll down.
Updates for iOS 12 and newer devices
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for someone with Autism.
(I posted a very similar review on Sound Box as I find them equally amazing).
When I got my first ever iPad two years ago, I downloaded this immediately.
I have autism and suffer with very severe sensory issues. I find this app very relaxing, calming and fun to use. I like to turn off all of my lights in my room and play with the app.
It is brilliant and it is worth the cost. I am so grateful this app exists and I hope they make more because I'll be the first there to buy it!
It has a variety of different options. My favourite is Nebula, Plasma and Rain. The imagery is very nice to look at and very pleasant. You can choose the background colour easily but I prefer to keep it black.
The sound doesn't hurt my ears which is something I find weird as it does include quite high pitched noises but I believe I don't find these noises upsetting because I can control when they play or not.
Thank you Cognable for such a great app. It's really made my life that little bit easier as it helps me calm down during stressful times during the day. I really hope you make more.
Excellent Touch and Sound app for SEN
This is an excellent touch and sound app for SEN pupils, the graphics and ideas are well thought out and executed. Really looking forward to using this in school next week!
Fab app- lots to try
Really pleased with this- great auditory and visual feedback. Used with different people and all find something they like. Well worth the money.
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- Simon Evans
- 68.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0 to 5
- © Cognable 2011-2019
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.