Answer by SMDTLD8000 at 1:30 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
I'm assuming he's 8 (since the * is above 8).The main thing is breaking tasks into manageable sections and only working on one thing at a time. If he's doing a page with many questions, like math, you can fold the page or cover up parts so he can be focused on one small section and not get overwhelmed. Using a kitchen timer can be a huge help. Have him work in 2-3 minute intervals and make sure he gets praise and feedback after each time.
As the PP mentioned finding things that interest him is also important. Take him to the library and let him find an author, genre, or topic he likes. Then read to him daily from books that are too difficult for him to read on his own and have him read ones he can to you.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 7:24 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by meriana at 9:53 AM on Jan. 31, 2010