BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A toy designed to help people with anxiety and attention deficit disorder (ADD) is getting a bad reaction from teachers and parents.
Doctors say that Fidget Spinners can be helpful to anyone needing a distraction, but some schools are banning them.
The reason is that they are preventing some students from focusing in the classroom.
Many parents are applauding the schools’ decisions.
“It’s a distraction,” Matthew Trokel, a parent, says. “It’s overused. It’s a lot like stimulants where some kids need them and a lot of kids don’t.”
Psychologist Dr. Harris Stratyner says “When you’re fidgeting with something, your hands are feeding back to your brain a signal that you’re involved in a repetitive task. That repetitive task frees up your mind.”
Many people think that the toys are a fad that will be over before the next school year starts.