I had a boy in my Year 2 class who seemed to be the slowest worker in the world (he mostly just daydreamed). These are the things I tried (most didn't work for me, but might for you): Starting off small. I put a dot where I felt he should be able to get to in five minutes and gave him a timer. This didn't work for me as he just stared at the timer instead of working. I put a dot and then if he didn't make it I made him miss a bit of golden time. He made no attempt to speed up and seemed happy to miss the golden time. I put a dot and if he didn't get near it I gave him the work to do at home. He hated this, so it worked to degree, but I felt it was very negative as just made him hate writing. I got the parents on board and asked him what he liked best to do at home which he couldn't do very much. I created a reward card and every session he worked quickly I gave him a sticker. Once he had 10 he took it home and it became a pass card to allow him an extra slots on the computer at home. At the beginning I had to keep reminding him and kept telling him not to forget his card etc. I celebrate every little extra bit of writing and eventually he has really increased what he is writing. He seems to enjoy it more too and is thrilled when he completes a card. I'd try this approach again, as I feel it was the most positive.