Fidget spinners: Do they help or distract? | Joanne

Fidget spinners — handheld, multi-pronged tops — are supposed to help hyperactive and anxious kids stay focused.  Some teachers say they’re distracting, reports Kristine Kim on Education Week Teacher.  Some schools have banned the toy, required a doctor’s note or limited students to using school-provided spinners.

Advocates of “fidget therapy” say under-stimulated students “may become restless” and “act out as they feel to need to increase stimulation, reports Kim. “The same study found that during academic tasks requiring concentration, students with ADHD engaged in fine motor activities…

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