I wrote about helping a friend's son with writing by using the two-minute writing game I made up. You have the kid write any words at all - the only rules are that they have to be words and you have to keep writing for two minutes. It has helped a number of my students who are perfectionists and just think way too long and hard about writing, never getting to the writing part.
I got a Christmas card from this friend and actually laughed out loud. She wrote:
I honestly believe "Johnny" wouldn't be as successful in writing now without getting past the block with "Hey NASCAR toot fart butt pee poo yo he mom dad father"
I wanted to introduce another writing game. I don't have a name for this one, but I'm taking suggestions. i have the student pick a number between 2-10. Then we write a story together. If the student picks "5" for example, she writes five words and then I write five words. The story usually ends up being pretty silly, which elementary school kids LOVE - the sillier the better.