ADHD Stimming and Fidget Toys
Hey Friends! I dropped a couple YouTube Videos recently about ADHD Stimming and another about Fidget Toys. I’ll link them below. In the meantime, I thought I’d talk to you a little about adhd stimming and fidget toys here.
What is Stimming?
Stimming stands for self-stimulating behavior. It’s long been associated with people with Autism, but studies have shown that people with ADHD also are prone to doing it. In fact, everybody stims sometimes. If you’d like to find out more about what I had to say about that – check out the YouTube video HERE.
What are Fidget Toys?
You have probably seen with fidget toys, if not played with them yourself. Fidget toys are designed to allow healthy stimming behaviors. They are self stimulating toys that usually provide some type of sound, texture, or movement that stimulates the brain. You may have seen an explosion of fidget spinners a few years back. Today the most common seem to be pop-it toys like the one below. But there are so many fidget toys out there, it can take some testing to find out which ones work for you.
Do They Work?
They do! Not every one for every person, of course. But studies have shown that people who are allowed to play with fidget toys are more likely to be able to focus, listen to a conversation, study, and more. For me (and likely others) they also help prevent UNhealthy stimming behaviors like biting my nails or picking at my skin. In my case – certain ones work better than others – I have texture and sound issues. Check out my most recent video about Fidget Toys where I talk about my favorites and also open a brand new mystery package of fidget toys and give you my non-sponsored reactions! You can check out there video HERE.
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