Cause & Effect Sensory Sound Box

Developmental touch skills for iPad and iPhone.



  • This is one of the best apps I can't say enough about it I've already recommended it to quite a few of my friends. This app is good for somebody who has some sensory issues.

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  • This app is brilliant, money well spent, there are loads of similar apps on the market but nothing as good as this. My son is on the Autistic spectrum and he loves it he spends hours on it.

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  • I've never been able to get his attention, he just shuts my iPhone off but he actually touches the screen with this app, this was what I was looking for! I'm gearing up to get him a touch to talk app on an iPad and this gives me a great starting point!

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  • 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.

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  • Work in a SEN school, the children in my. Class love it keep them coming.

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  • It’s fantastically engaging to use and plays with sounds and lights in a really interesting way. It is also a good learning app and can help to teach about "up & down" and "high & low".

    Soundlincs Review

About Sound Box

Video shows Apple iPhone version

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 eigtheen scenes plays a continuous sound which changes it's pitch or intensity as a finger moves around the screen. Colourful abstract animations complement the sounds closely.

Version 3.0

High Quality Audio

Great for sensory room use.

iOS 9 Support

Updated for iOS 9 and iPhone 6.

New Scenes

Added additional directional scenes.

Parent Friendly

No adverts. No in-app purchases.

Apple VPP Supported

Generous discounts for education purchasing

Single Switch Support

Automatic animations for switch users


Switch Interfaces

On iOS you can now configure Switch Control Recipes to control Sound Box in its default Touch controlled modes - if you are using the whole screen as a switch you might also want to look at Assistive Touch.

Simple Cause and Effect Control with Switches

For simple cause and effect activities with automatic/random animation, configure your switch to send a Tap and choose Tap Anywhere Switch in Sound Box settings. There are many ways to set up switches, but when Sound Box is being used cooperatively with a teacher/supporter most set the Launch Recipe to Tap Middle of Screen - and use a Triple Press of the Home Button to toggle Switch Control when they want to change the settings or scenes in Sound Box.

Legacy Switch Control

If you aren't using iOS Switch Control or are using older versions of iOS or Android you can still use switches to control Sound Box.....

The 'Keyboard Switch' setting in Sound Box will allow you to use switches to trigger scenes when your iOS or Android device is not using Switch Control. Historically this is how most switch apps have been used - and is probably the preferred method with less able users.

Check the switch interface manual and choose a mode/profile which sends Space, Enter or any alphanumeric character. eg:

  • Pretorian Simply Works - Mode 7, Mode 8, Mode A or Mode B
  • Pretorian APPlicator - Any Mode from 0 through to 8
  • Pretorian Switch2Scan - Use Quick Access Mode
  • Ablenet Blue 2 - Mode 1, Mode 2 or Mode 3
  • Cicada Firefly - Mode 5
  • AirTurn BT 105 - Profile 2 and Profile 4
  • AirTurn DIGIT (BT 106) - Profile 2 and Profile 4
  • Tapio - RJ Cooper Mode, Tapio Modes, Rich Mode or Keyboard Modes
  • Use these interfaces with their default settings:
    • iSwitch
    • Therapy Box Switchbox
    • All ILT Switchboxes
    • RJ Cooper BSI and BSS
    • Attainment BSS
    • All Enabling Devices Interfaces
    • J-Pad Joystick
    • Spectronics Switchbox

Privacy Statement

Sound Box does not collect or access personal data. Camera photos taken for background images are not saved.

Sound Box can display the camera videostream as background wallpaper and uses the microphone as an optional sound activated switch, but the app does not actually record audio or video.