Fidget for ADHD children that will motivate you. With a small, easy-to-grasp shape, a toy called spinner fidget has a structure where users can twirl it around. The momentum generated by these toys is called to provide sensory satisfaction so it is marketed to those with autism, anxiety disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD).
In normal people playing spinner is also called to increase concentration and help to excite creativity. Is it true?
Psychologist Mark Rapport of the University of Central Florida commented the possibility of spinner benefit claims is exaggerated. Himself has long studied the benefits of motion as a therapy for ADHD.
“Using toys that can spin like that more in direction can provide distraction rather than real benefits for individuals with ADHD,” Mark said as quoted by Live Science, Tuesday (02/05/2017).
Mark said to be able to provide benefits then the toy should be able to trigger rough motor movements. The reason is because studies have seen that gross motor movement can stimulate activity in the frontal and prefrontal part of the brain that regulates focus.
In the case of spinner toys the user only uses his fingers to create movement. In addition, the spinner is also visually interesting so according to Mark will add more distraksi existing.
“Pedaling a bicycle-a bike while reading a book, sitting on a ball while working, in contrast can provide a simple, unobtrusive gesture that proves to be beneficial for a child with ADHD,” Mark says.
Some other toys that have been proven to be beneficial by studies such as rubber or crate rubber bulbs.