What is a fidget hand spinner?
It is a ball-bearing, small device which is rotated in between fingers by the user. The gadget is made from either metal or plastic with its center equipped with a round bearing and some prongs for spinning round meant for working mindless play. It is aimed at improving children’s focus and concentration with claims of being able to cut on ADHD, autism, and anxiety. An expert from Scott claims that fidget spinners have very soothing benefits especially on children with ADHD and autism as well as reduce anxiety.
How hand spinner works for children living with ADHD, autism, and anxiety.
The twirling, spinning and clicking adults and children do using the hand spinners help in keeping their hands busy such that thy provide sensory stimulation or distraction especially for individuals with mental complications. A psychologist proved that such items like hand spinner allow children to get beneficial distraction if the kid suffers any attention and concentration problem as well as anxiety problems. ADHD medication is always on stimulation of the kid’s nervous system which in turn aids the kids to concentrate. Therefore, the hand spinner becomes an important tool as it helps provide stimulation of the senses. Although they distract lessons, they help soothe such kids with the complications. If these children do not use such tools, they are more likely to draw their focus from the struggles of the mental complications and concentrate on the lessons.
Challenges of the hand spinner.
Despite the benefits acquired from using the hand spinner, there are some problems tied to it. For example, kids suffering ADHD previously used a device that was a buzzer and used to place it in their pockets and the gadget would buzz after every ten minutes for reminding the kid to remain focused on the activity. However, for hand spinners, it becomes more of distraction as it is only a toy, especially for ADHD sufferers.