Now, schools are starting to make a statement, with fidget spinners being banned in classrooms across the country.
Here in the Heart of Illinois, Jefferson Elementary school principal Kate Wyman gave a statement, saying that she left the decision up to her teachers, and that the fidget toys were just another tool for students to use, likening it to a stress ball.
Dr. Sharon Karat with Peoria Public Schools made a similar statement. Dr. Rawal hopes more schools take this approach.
"I think some schools should have an open mind - have an open mind to them, to help those who- that these devices may possibly help," he said. "If it does improve their quality of life, it's certainly worth a shot."
Dr. Rawal mentioned that the research behind these fidget spinners isn't conclusive, and there's no real proof yet if they actually help people or not. But he does say he's willing to believe his patients.