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Why is Joint Attention important for development
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Joint attention are specific types of social and cognitive developmental achievements. Specifically, joint attention is considered as two individuals sharing interests in each other and/or in an object (Akhtar and Gernsbache, 2007). The development of joint attention is vital for essential developmental processes throughout life, such as learning, language and social abilities. The development of joint attention engagement is among the first interactions infants experience and has been described as the social behaviour that occurs in infants through their first year of life (Scaife and Bruner, 1975; Mundy and Jarrold, 2010). In typically developing infants, joint attention emerges around six months and is fully completed around 18 months (Bruinsma, Koegel & Koegel, 2004). This shows that capability for joint attention advances before language and causes a review of Jean Piaget`s view of infant egocentrism (Mundy and Newell 2007). According to Bruner (1977), an infant develops the ability to engage in joint attention well before they engage in symbolic language with caregivers. Not having the joint attention ability, causes difficulties in achieving success in several educational situations. Youths and adults, who are not able to follow, initiate or join i...