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New Studies Reveal Fidget Spinners Are Not Actually That Helpful In ADHD

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For kids in school, fidget spinners are all the rage right now, and the source of rage for all educators. The boom in popularity of fidget spinners has seen the trendy toy whirring away in fingers absolutely everywhere.

While the toy is innocuous enough and provides a mindless diversion for the user, it’s how the product is being advertised that is dividing experts.

The “stress-relieving” toy has been promoted as being a product that helps people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting, but one clinical psychologist begs to differ.

Fidget spinners are very simple in their design, typically they have three prongs centered around a circle with bearings in the middle. Once the user gives a prong a spin, the spinner whirls at mesmerizing speeds with the intent to relieve stress.

These spinners are supposed to work as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress, which in turn is believed to be of benefit to those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety.

It’s these wondrous benefits advertised by the makers of the toy that have divided experts on the matter. Some believe the toy could be used as some sort of aid while others see it as more of a distraction.

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A toy to help kids concentrate might seem like a great tool for the education system, but more and more schools are banning these fidget spinners due to their distracting nature.

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