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Light Box has become a popular choice for parents of babies and young toddlers but was originally made for teenagers with autism and a range of complex needs.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

 $3.99 in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Jun 19, 2012 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Mar 22
Version 5.0.0

iOS 11 support, additional scenes, more display options.

Apr 13
Version 4.2

Fix Legacy Switch Behaviour

Mar 31
Version 4.1

iOS 9 updates. Performance improvements for newer devices

Dec 11
Version 4.0.2

Fixed soft keyboard behaviour with legacy switch support

Sep 29
Version 4.0.1

64-Bit Release. iOS9 Support.

Dec 21
Version 3.0.2

Performance updates.

Oct 30
Version 3.0

New scenes, new menus, more colour, more fingers! Support for iOS8 and iPhone6. Improvements for switch users.

Apr 24
Version 2.3

Improved live camera view. Added a bigger Exit Button on some devices.

Dec 12
Version 2.2

iOS7 Support
Fixed Camera Issues

Feb 22
Version 2.0.4

Fixed typos and issue with music sometimes fading early in multi touch mode.

Feb 14
Version 2.0.3

• New Scenes
• Camera Support
• Bluetooth Switch Support
• Sound Activation
• Performance Improvements

Sep 08
Version 1.2

iOS 6.0 Ready.
Background contrast options.
Improved sound quality.
Better visuals for Retina Displays.

Jul 12
Version 1.1

Graphics speed performance improvements
Re-orientation supported (Landscape modes only)
Additional devices supported

Jun 19
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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