We are one of the region’s largest treatment centers for Autism. Our Providers work with you to provide the best possible treatment plan and care for the complexity of your situation.
Payton graduated from Creighton University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She also has a B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Dakota.
Jordan has her Master’s Degree from The University of North Dakota in Physician's Assistant Studies. She also has her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care.
Stephanie is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Board Certification. She provides psychiatric assessments and medication management.
Autism is a complex, broad-spectrum condition that often first presents itself in childhood. Autism can affect the individual’s social skills, behaviors, and both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.
Here at Saint Sophie’s we specialize in medication management. Although there is no medication to “cure” autism spectrum disorder, some medication can treat its symptoms. These symptoms may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, aggression, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. When symptoms are minimized, it can allow the individual to focus on learning additional skills. Providers at St. Sophie’s can help manage some of these symptoms through prescription medications. These medications are meant to be used in combination with behavioral therapy through outside facilities.
According to the National Institute of Health, the following medications could be used to improve symptoms of autism:
When used in a medication management program, these medications can help your child conquer obstacles.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a Clinical Diagnosis, meaning that it is based on observations and self-reports of specific symptoms and developmental difficulties. St. Sophie’s does not currently offer psychological testing to aid in the Diagnosis of Autism but may refer to agencies that do if it appears appropriate.
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3201 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Serving Patients In:
North Dakota and Minnesota