It is with great sadness we announce the death, on 25th July, of our founder Sheila Ferrari.

Sheila was a pioneer in the field of dyslexia and founded the Centre in 1982. Sheila remained involved in the Centre until she died. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and countless students whose lives have been enriched by her insight into the needs of those with learning differences.

Please, no flowers but donations may be made in Sheila‘s name to the Haven House Children’s Hospice or CLIC Sargent fund.

The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre

At The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre, we assess, teach and support children and adults with Dyslexia. We are also able to support children with a range of other special educational needs. These services are delivered by a team of dedicated and highly qualified specialists. The teaching at The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre is unique and enhances the education of pupils and students from both independent and state schools. We are passionate about educating and supporting students with specific learning difficulties, working in partnership with parents, carers and schools. The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre is accredited by CReSTeD (the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils). This signifies that the Centre provides specialist tuition on an individual basis, according to need. We are also organisational members of the British Dyslexia Association. The Centre is located on the High Road in Woodford Green, Essex and occupies a building on the Avon House School site.

‘Avon House Dyslexia Centre is a breath of fresh air. It is great to think that such a place exists.’