Fidget spinners have yet to prove they help calm children who suffer from hyperactivity, autism or ADHD, argues Maria Gallucci of Mashable. She cites several experts who argue that fidget spinners may be a pleasant distraction but don’t actually help with any of those conditions. Gallucci criticizes the gadgets' deceptive marketing, which asserts they have medical benefits for kids with ADHD and similar conditions, since there is no medical proof of this. She stresses we should wait for actual scientific proof before labeling the gadgets as medically beneficial.
Children suffering from anxiety, ADHD and similar issues strongly benefit from using fidget spinners, claims Ellen Scott of Metro. In her opinion, the gadget allows children to relax and feel comfortable in environments like the classroom, which can be anxiety-inducing. Scott interviews a doctor who infers that fidget spinners' sensory stimulation can help children deal with symptoms of anxiety and even trauma by offering a pleasant distraction. Scott encourages parents of children who fidget to allow them to use fidget spinners and similar devices to calm their nerves.