Fernando is an experienced Intensive Interaction practitioner and coordinator. His background is in Psychology, and he has a Psychology degree and Masters in Autism (gained in Spain). He has many years of experience in education settings as both practitioner and in an advisory capacity.
Fernando supports settings to better provide for autistic pupils and those with social communication differences. In his current role, he carries out individual pupil observations, runs programmes of one-to-one work and supports teachers through staff training and mentoring. He also facilitates a variety of parent programmes and is a trained EarlyBird and EarlyBird Healthy Minds facilitator.
One of Fernando’s strengths is connecting with people who find the process of communication challenging. He is very creative in his approach and works to help facilitate young people’s understanding of their surroundings.