Fidget Spinners Cannot Help People With Autism, ADHD And Anxiety

Posted: May 4 2017, 12:32am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Fidget Spinners Can Not Help People with Autism, ADHD and Anxiety
  • Fidget Spinners and the Claims made About Them that May or May Not be True

Everyone knows about fidget spinners. Yet the claims made about them having the capacity to treat autism and ADHD may or may not be true.

There is a novel stress-relieving toy out in the market called a fidget spinner. It is a small device that a person can spin between his fingers or on a surface.

It has spread throughout the developed world and is the latest craze. This device has been said to cure autism, ADHD and anxiety. However, the facts speak otherwise.

In 2016, the device had hardly caught on in the public imagination. Yet today it is the hottest and latest trend. There are scads of YouTube video clips singing the praises of this device for the treatment of various neurochemical diseases.

The price range for the gadget starts at $1 for the standard version and goes up to $59.99 for the best types. Some can actually keep spinning for extended periods of time. They are said to not only increase one’s focus but also relieve one’s worry.

One of the doctors gave his opinion regarding this device. According to him, while autistic children and those with ADHD tended to respond to movement during the tasks they engaged in, this device seemed to have neither any salubrious effects nor any adverse effects for that matter on these patients.

Rather those patients who engaged in overall exercise and movement of their body parts benefited from this arrangement rather than those who sat down and concentrated on a memory task.

According to DailyMail, Fidget spinners however don’t engage the entire body in a series of movements. This is their main drawback. There are those who say this device diverts attention. It is motor movements that ultimately benefit children with autism and ADHD.

Several kids in school have taken to using fidget spinners instead of writing down their assignments. This spells danger. It seems more like a fad yet there could be some small kernel of truth in the claims made for this device.

According to MotherBoard, it is the coolest and most zaniest toy on the market yet it also may not have much use in terms of any benefits accruing to the people who use it.

In fact, despite its name, very little fidgeting is required to operate a fidget spinner. However, despite evidence to the contrary, the company behind this device is churning it out at a colossal rate.

The scientific studies have not proven the claims behind the device. Yet one thinks to oneself, if the people are happy with it, it cannot be doing any harm. Maybe it might even be having somewhat of a placebo effect where it is benefiting the users due to their inherent belief in its therapeutic value.

Fidget Spinner dominate the top 100 most popular toys on Amazon.com. Now there are also US Team sport licensed spinners on the market. Despite the controversy around the benefits of fidget spinners, the phenomenon is going global. Here is how fidget spinners are received in the Netherlands.

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