Fidget Toys: Do they really work?

When we offer training to volunteers and teachers, we are frequently asked if fidget toys, like stress balls and tangles, actually work to help students to concentrate and manage behavior. Special education professionals concur the effectiveness of fidget toys mainly relies upon the requirements of the little one. While fidgets are a favorite recommendation at fidget spinner store and IEP planning assemblies, they're not a cure all. Sheri Halagan, a National Board Certified Teacher remarks, "I wish they were the response for each kid. They are not." Intervention Specialist Amy Belew, also... Read more