In my opinion fidget spinners are fun toys to play with but not at school. I get that they can help students to concentrate better but some just bring them to school and they start playing with them.
Barkley found that for the cost of biofeedback “A child and family could receive 12 years of stimulant medication, 3 years of weekly group parent training, nearly 3 ½ years or twice- monthly classroom consultations by a clinical psychologist, or almost 2 ½ years of twice-weekly educational tutoring for the cost of 6 months of this treatment,” People have options of staying on medication and brave the side effects, or try biofeedback which can help long term control over their ADHD symptoms. Even though biofeedback is more expensive it can be worth it, no longer having to pay for medications. Even being more expensive biofeedback can be easier process for many years
I have chosen to do an essay on “ Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy.” I have chosen this article because fidget spinners are a huge thing right now; also, I believe this is included in the science category because it talks about kids with mental disabilities using them.
Fidget Spinners are good for you to use in class. They help you Stay focused in class so you do not get in trouble. In this essay, I'm going to persuade you into believing that fidget spinners are a useful tool to help people who have trouble staying focused. Fidget spinners were created by a student who struggled to stay on task. Fidget spinners come in all shapes and sizes, for example; some spinners have three sides that revolve around a center bearing system that spins quietly. Some spinners only have two sides with more bearings to make the spinner spin smoother, quieter, and longer.
This paper examines the effectiveness of fidget spinners in treating symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specifically inattention. ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity (Frankelin et al., 2017; Seli, Smallwood, Cheyne, & Smilek, 2015). Currently, in the media, fidget spinners target mental health disorders, such as ADHD. These devices are presented as a means to enhance focus during cognitively demanding tasks by providing the sufficient arousal to keep the brain engaged, without producing an off-task episode (Doron, 2017). However, scientific evidence on inattention contradicts the device’s effectiveness. Various studies yield significant results that suggest
According to research done by Gretchen B. LeFever and Andrea P. Arcona, there was a “700% increase in psychostimulant use,” during the 1990’s. (LeFever) Their research specifically shows the overabundance ADD and ADHD medication that has been prescribed, Ritalin and Adderall for example. It is no coincidence that the 1990’s also showed an incredibly steep incline in United States’ citizens who had personal use computers. In 1989 only fifteen percent of Americans had computers in their homes, which increased to fifty-one percent by the year 2000. (Newburger) Lefever and Arcona propose that the increase is due to a false diagnosis. This could show that doctor’s and pediatricians are mistaking the side effects of the technological advancement on our culture as an actual disease. Many, like Berkerts and Carr would stand up and say that it is, in fact, a disease.
Today’s children in America have become a primary source of pharmaceutical financial gain. Up until the 1990’s children who were restless just needed physical activity, and children who were not paying attention in class were daydreaming. Presently, however, these same children are being diagnosed with ADD or Depression. They are being treated for these imagined ill-states of mental health with medicine that they do not need. More children today suffer from the side effects of the medication more so than the ‘condition’ itself. A few things to consider before allowing a child to be prescribed behavioral medication are ensuring a true diagnosis, exploring safe non-drug alternatives, and knowing the risks of behavioral medication for our children.
It is a procedure than can help anyone, not just people with brain disorders. Dr. Bradstreet's own son who is Autistic, with the help of this treatment, has been able to stay current and progress at a normal rate in school. This new treatment can be used for ADHD, downs syndrome patients and even stroke victims. Jeanette Eddy, Osceola County Schools District Counselor and Stetson University Professor, volunteered as a test subject to prove the treatment is not only safe for the children in her school district, but that individuals with otherwise "normal" brain function could also benefit from this treatment. Ms. Eddy (personal communication, March 03, 2003) "I'm excited that we have technology out there that is completely safe and can help anyone, not just individuals with psychological problems, but anyone to increase brain function." This is an exciting advancement in the treatment of ADHD and shows tremendous promise in the treatment of ADHD and other afflictions.
In science we made Rube Goldberg machines. Are machine had to have five steps. Are first first step was for a pice of cardboard out of the box and the hair dryer blew the baseball down a ramp. The second step was for the baseball to fall of the rap and hit a tennis ball to go down another ramp. The third step was the tennis ball hit a small basketball. The forth step was the basketball fall through a hoop. Then finally the fifth step was for the basketball to hit and ring the bell.
In the article, Attached to Technology and Paying a Price by Matt Ritchel, Kord Campbell’s family is an example of a family who is addicted to their devices. In the afternoon, the squad all completes in a video game showdown. They all sit around the TV, playing a video game on their Wii. Their youngest daughter has an ipod touch, and all she does is use it. She also has a laptop. Researchers worry that “digital stimulation like this creates attention problems for children with brains that are still developing.” When we start to use the device over and over, it becomes a routine. Not only is it a routine, it could be considered to be a habit to keep checking things over and over again. For example, somebody who relies on their emails for their job checks their email constantly. This could be up to 50-100 times a day, something clearly too much and to distracting from the outside
Among the most widely disseminated procedures derived directly from the principles of applied behavior analysis have been those applied to the analysis and treatment of common childhood problems (e.g., Arndorfer, Allen, & Aljazireh, 1999; Schroeder & Gordon, 1991; Watson & Gresham, 1998). Applied behavior analysts have developed a countless effective interventions for common childhood problems and have repeatedly demonstrated that, even in loosely controlled applied environments, behavior often responds rather quickly to properly managed contingencies. Yet, despite these successes, some have maintained that simply providing repeated demonstrations of the effectiveness of behavioral technology eventually will yield diminishing returns to the ﬁeld (Kunkel, 1987). The success of an intervention is dependent not only upon its effectiveness but also upon its precise delivery by a clinician and the consistency with which parents and staff implement that treatment with all of its essential
With treatment of ADHD people, more than not, choose the medication instead of the therapy for the easy fix. "The combination of medication and behavioral intervention, known as multimodal treatment, is the best treatment strategy for ADHD, however, stimulant medication is the most efficacious, single treatment for reducing symptoms of ADHD" (Lesesne, 2007). Evidence of medication being a much more used source of treatment shows how people want the easiest and quickest fix for unwanted behaviors and also shows how people might be motivated to become diagnosed which ADHD to get the medication that will help their standing abilities to focus and function. "Using national survey data, we recently found that medication rates among boys and girls
Our Rube Goldberg machine has fifteen steps, and in every step, there is a transfer of energy. In our machine there are three simple machines a wheel, a pulley, and a lever. These simple machines help conserve energy, and there is less work needed to accomplish a task. This project also helped us learn life lessons.
These toys encourage the mind to be creative and imaginative, and use the toy in more ways than simple rolling the car across the carpet. Perhaps the child will imagine the car is in a race, and will whip and weave it around furniture, jump over the family dog, and come sliding in to first place over the threshold of the door. Dynamic toys encourage elaborate thought and thus enhance brain development.