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Light Box has become a popular choice for parents of babies and young toddlers but was originally made for teenagers with autism and a range of complex needs.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.

What’s New

Version 5.5.0

Updates for iOS 12 and newer devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

eeyore4Jesus ,

Love this but does allow guided access now

I love this app it's great for the patients that I work with who are autistic and have various disabilities. It really works on the patient's ability to understand cause-and-effect and a variety and calming way. However, since the most recent iOS update it will no longer let me lock them into the app, by using guided access on the iPad, and then allow them to use it. This is a feature that I really need to have because I use it as a reward and if I can't lock the man to make it hit the home button and get out of the app.

bajebooth ,

Use this almost daily

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. There are 21 different visual displays and the customizations are spectacular! You can also use this with a switch or activate the app by sound. Choose from a variety of background colors - to make the most of contrast or to attract kids attention, then choose the display. There are leaves, bubbles, a volcano, worms, flames and flowers to name a few. There are no ads or IAPs. This has been a permanent app on my iPad because of the ability to adapt it. Highly recommended.

RN ellie ,

Sensory Lightbox

I found this app under the 'cause and effect' category in the Autism App and had high hopes for fun and stimulating activity for my severely disabled patient. He has responded very well to similar apps and, since Lightbox offers so many choices, I thought it would be perfect for him. However, it's been quite a disappointment. The touchscreen feature is too sensitive detecting multifinger swiping far too easily either closing out the app, moving laterally to another open app screen or vertically showing the simultaneously open apps along the bottom. Then when you reopen it, there is no sound until you exit back to the lightbox menu and restart it. It's really frustrating for him and for his caregivers. Please fix it because it's a great idea.


Simon Evans
68.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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