Scene & Heard 4+

AAC with Visual Scene Display

Therapy Box Limited

    • 2.0 • 1 Rating
    • $84.99



Scene & Heard is an award winning app. It is a visual scene based communication aid which provides communication in context and new learning aids with interactive features. Scene & Heard is designed to cater for a range of needs, starting with simple single message based communication to sophisticated interlinking scenes with a range of interactive features.

Whether you are a parent, therapist or carer, the easy-to-use interface will help you import photos and allocate actions to any scene. Personalise each scene with fun and interactive options including audio messages, video clips and Widgit symbols. You are even able to draw your own scenes with the drawing/paint tool. Use scene links to transition to a new scene and tell a story within the app.

Top Features:
- Record your own voice messages for scenes or use the inbuilt text to speech voice
- Create or import short video files
- Choose and use over 12000 engaging Widgit symbols to use to support communication
- Create hotspots (tagging an element on the scene) and allocate actions, so that the picture is truly interactive
- Task prompter allows you to give step by step instructions for any task using audio or video.
- Schedule a task using the in app scheduler - an interactive calendar which connects to different pages according to the different tasks.
- Link scenes to create a sequence of events, support narrative or to reinforce cause and effect concepts
- Try out some of the pre-built scenes in the scene library, and then easily create your own scenes
- Easy to use photo library to find your scenes
- Create communication books to share and print.
- Share your scene on Facebook or Twitter
- Switch accessible with a Therapy Box Switch Box or an RJ Cooper switch interface
- Use the whole screen as a switch in "touch anywhere" mode. Uses scanning to highlight the active areas and the person using the app can tap anywhere to make their choice

"Very helpful for children with Autism... assisted my patients with reducing communication breakdowns and frustration due to limited language skills" (Children's Specialized Hospital)
"Its versatility lends itself to satisfying many communication needs to users of a variety of levels" (Assistive Technology Specialist)

Clinicians and parents have said you can use Scene & Heard in many ways, here are a few examples:

- single message communication aid
- communication passports
- step-by-step videos and instructions for completing daily tasks
- use in the community, e.g. ordering coffee
- creating therapy tools
- teaching basic concepts such as cause/effect
- video diaries
- home / school liaison
- social stories
- narrative support
- interactive education games
- interactive email messages to family/talking video postcards


Educational institutions are eligible for a 50% educational discounts through Apple's volume purchase program.

What’s New

Version 3.14.1

iOS 13 Fix

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Justice4Me2Day ,

poor stability and customer service support

After several days of work put into scene construction and verbal data the app crashed. Several emails sent to app company techs by our speech therapist all to no avail. The system still does not open and I have not been refunded a penny! Do not waste your time or money on this app.

njschool ,

Easy AAC for Early Learners

Students with autism frequently have difficulties in the area of communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools can be used to support communication and improve language acquisition. Scene and Heard uses pictures (scenes) and "hot spots" with recorded audio to facilitate communication. Setting up communication "scenes" on this app is as simple as taking a photo with the built-in camera and selecting "hot spots" to record audio.

There is plenty of research documenting the effectiveness of using pictures or scenes for AAC. Research shows that this format is especially effective for early learners. At $49.99, Scene and Heard is more expensive than similar applications on the market. It is worth exploring the Lite version first to see if the application is appropriate for your use.

App Privacy

The developer, Therapy Box Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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