About West Woods Centre

West Woods specialises in a remedial and therapeutic approach to education. Focusing on children between the ages of 2 and 16 years old with cerebral palsy, autism, rare diseases and augmentative and alternative communication.

West Woods is here to support your child’s needs.

Individualised Educational Plans (IEPs)

Here at West Woods we approach education in a specialised and individual manner to ensure that all of our learner’s academic and therapeutic goals are well intergrated.

Specialised Education

This teaching methodology is facilitated by teachers who have a therapeutic background.Thus the learner’s needs, challenges and accommodations are integrated into the classroom and allows for access to the D-CAPS curriculum.


Our classrooms are designed with children in mind who present with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) . As such, we have kept wall decor to a minimum and furniture is in single solid colours.

Our classrooms are also equipt with adaptive curtaining to allow for the gradient of lighting to be adjusted appropriately.

Our Facilities

Gross Motor Gym

Our contracted Physio- and Occupational Therapist use this gym to support learners gross motor goals in a multi-disciplinary way.

Sensory Room

This is a dark quiet room which has various light-up technologies, to enhance the therapeutic process for those with Cortical Visual Impairment.

Our centre is fully wheelchair accesible and we have adapted our bathrooms.

Fine Motor Gym

Our contracted Occupational Therapist uses the gym to adress any Fine Motor outfalls a learner may have.

Our Principal

Ferzana Saleh Loopoo

Ferzana is a Speech Therapist who has worked with many individuals with severe multiple disabilities, acute care for children and adults as well as long term home based rehabilitation. Her vast rehabilitative and academic background led her to identify a need in our community. That is where her friendship with Kate More came into play and that is how West Woods Centre was born.

As a special needs mother, Ferzana experienced moments of isolation and wants to cultivate a space where special families are always welcome and will always be supported with love, compassion and empathy. We might not always have the answer at West Woods but we will hold your hand on the path to find them.

Meet the team

Razia Shortridge


Christi-Louis Geyser

Occupational Therapist

& Head of Academics

Motsemontle Montshiwa

Classroom Assistant

Alex Steyn

Speech Therapist

& Administration

Contact Information

How to get in touch with us.

Phone Number

+27 82 261 7861

Email Address


Map Pin

44 Beverley Drive South,

Florida Park