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“Dr. Shanker cautioned that for as many children who find the spinner soothing, an equal number may become agitated or more wound up. “There’s no one size fits all,” he said. “The teacher needs to have an understanding of what are the signs that this is calming one child. What are the signs that it is having an opposite effect on another child.””