A new study suggests  that, for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fidgeting and squirming is not a sign of distraction, but is a sign of mental effort and purpose. These behaviors appear to be directly linked to working memory processes—that is, the active ordering or updating of information in their minds:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/75962/fidgeting-may-help-kids-adhd-concentrate-study-finds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160222111106.htm

http://jad.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/10/20/1087054715608439.abstract

And a great list of different fidgets:

Best ADHD Fidget Toys For Children And Adults – Top 20 Sensory Fidgets

 

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