Cause and Effect Sensory Sound Box is a developmental touch skills app. It was made for children 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 eighteen scenes plays a continuous sound which changes it's pitch or intensity as a finger moves around the screen. Colourful abstract animations appropriate for any age-group complement the sounds closely.

Several colour palettes including high contrast variations are provided. Version 3.0 adds more scenes and options to customise background imagery.

Version 3.0 of the app also adds touch-free play for cause and effect switch access. 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 4.0.2

Improved soft keyboard behaviour with legacy switch control

Ratings and Reviews


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.


Simon Evans
44.5 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Cognable 2014


  • Family Sharing

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

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