In Wyoming, for more information, or for answers to your specific questions on the Strategies for Supporting Your Child with Attention Disorders, please contact the Parent Information Center at (307) 684-2277.

Free from Distractions
Attention: Provide a sanctuary for child to work away from distractions or have child seated in front of classroom.

Maintain Child's Attention
Attention: Use direct instruction/interaction techniques that provide cues to maintain child’s attention.

Require a Response
Attention: Require child to respond back in a direct way, then provide immediate encouragement and correction.

Establish Contact
Attention: Acquire and maintain eye contact, verbal contact and close contact with the child.

Give Cues
Attention: Give child a cue before giving instructions or directions.

Provide Directions that are Brief and Concise
Attention: No more than 2 or 3 at a time.

Break Tasks Down into Manageable Bites
Attention: Break tasks into small parts and provide concrete models and examples -- a hands-on approach is best.

Make Rules and Consequences Known
Impulsive Behavior: Establish and post firm, clearly understood, rules with immediate consequences for violations.

Establish Routines
Impulsive Behavior: Establish routines for child and prepare child for breaks in routine.

Allow for Personal Time, Not as Punishment
Impulsive Behavior: When behavior gets out of control, or the environment is too stimulating, calmly remove child and isolate him in a quiet place for a short period of time---use as a “time away”, not as punishment.

Don't Allow Interruptions
Impulsive Behavior: Don't let the child interrupt. Have him/her wait a brief time before giving permission to speak.

Praise for Appropriate Behavior
Impulsive Behavior: Praise and recognize appropriate attention rather than reprimand for lack of attention.

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For more tips and information on how to better support your child, please contact PIC at (307) 684-2277.

What is PHP of WY, Inc.?

Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Governed by a board of directors, the majority who are parents or family members of children with disabilities. PHP 's mission is to help families become more active in their children’s learning and education, to serve and support children with and without disabilities through advocacy, education, and referral. 

It is the policy of the Parent Information Center to ensure equitable access to and participation in its activities for all Wyoming families with special attention paid to ensuring access for the most underserved families due to poverty, disability, race, color, language, ethnicity, immigrant status or national origin, gender, or age.

PHP of WY is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization; therefore, your donation is tax deductible. We welcome all donations. Every donation helps us strengthen our network of support for families.

Parent Information Center
238 N. Main St, Suite 5
Buffalo, WY 82834 
(307) 684-2277