Speak With A Picture


SWAP is a project aimed at pre-school children that started in September 2018.

Speak With Picture has been funded by the BBC Children In Need and is aimed at pre-school children with a social communication disorder living within the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Boroughs.

The programme is aimed at predominantly non-verbal children or children with limited communication skills. The programme uses an alternative communication system designed to provide individuals with the ability to share their own wants and needs. The aim of the programme is for children and their families to develop communication skills that can be widely used every day. 

The programme is based at the Sycamore Trust UK in Dagenham and started in September 2018. Families are invited to attend 12 weekly sessions with a view to improving communication skills and building parental confidence. The sessions last approximately for an hour each week and each child will be supported by two Sycamore staff along with their parents.  

If you are interested in this programme for your child, or if you’re a professional with a family that you feel would benefit from the programme, please contact the SWAP Team at SWAP@sycamoretrust.org.uk or telephone 020 8517 9317 for further information.

To download the SWAP Referral Form, click here