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jhasselt
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My ADHD son (2nd grade) and non-ADHD son (1st grade) both asked for a spinner. I have refused to buy one, because as Penny stated, all fidgets have become distractions for both of my kids. I agree that spinners seem to be used more as a toy than a fidget. I would hate for my ADHD son’s fidget to become a distraction to others in the classroom. Therefore, I’ve asked the teacher to let him chew gum, etc. instead. This keeps his hands (and eyes) free for writing or reading. If you have found it helpful for your child, I would set up time to discuss with the teacher and the principal. Possibly have it added to your IEP or 504 Plan if you have one.