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Ready, Set, … Go? Activation and ADHD

“Even if I know what I need to get done, I have such trouble getting started!”

“I can sit in the library, right in front of my computer, and still not start working.”

“I can make a to-do list. But, I can also easily avoid it!

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Posted in activation, ADD, ADHD, getting started, motivation, procrastination

Motivation: What works for you?

Struggling with motivation?  

Motivational challenges are common with AD/HD. In fact, some research shows that motivational issues in AD/HD stem from a reduction in dopamine, an important neurotransmitter in the brain.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get motivated!

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Posted in ADHD, dopamine, motivation

College Readiness and AD/HD: Motivation and Confidence

This post is the last in a series examining several facets of college readiness. According to Landmark College (, important readiness factors include: academic skills, self-understanding, self-advocacy, executive function skills, including time management and organization, and motivation and confidence. This post is looking at the subject of motivation and confidence.

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Posted in college readiness, confidence, motivation