Popular app for developing cause and effect touch skills, simple musical sound play and sensory integration support.

Cause and Effect Sensory Sound Box is a developmental touch skills app. It was made for teenagers with complex learning needs including autism and visual impairment.

Sound Box is also a popular choice for parents of young toddlers without special needs who are beginning to explore touchscreen phones and tablets.

Each of the twenty-four scenes plays a continuous sound which changes it's pitch or intensity as one or two fingers move around the screen. Colourful abstract animations appropriate for any age-group complement the sounds closely.

Several colour palettes including high contrast variations for visually impaired users are provided. Background images can be customised and a live video feed from either camera can be shown behind the animations.

The app also supports touch-free play for cause and effect switch access, single tap and sound activation switch control using the microphone.

For more information on setting up your Bluetooth Switch or Keyboard see the information at the bottom of the Developer Website page.

What’s New

Version 5.0

Extra scenes, two-finger support, updates for iOS 12 and new devices

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

CodaBriggs ,

Perfect for someone with Autism.

(I posted a very similar review on Light Box as I find them equally amazing).

When I got my first ever iPad two years ago, I downloaded this immediately after I got Light Box.

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 Disk Spin, Ground Control and Pixelydian. 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.

Hannah kyle ,


This app is awesome, my ASD son loves it, money well spent. Keeps him entertained and calm for hours.

App Privacy

The developer, Cognable, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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