The Development of Attention and Its Relations to Language in Infancy and Toddlerhood

  title={The Development of Attention and Its Relations to Language in Infancy and Toddlerhood},
  author={Kathleen N. Kannass and Lisa M. Oakes},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Development},
  pages={222 - 246}
We investigated longitudinally the development of attention in two free-play tasks and the relation between attention in those tasks and language ability in toddlerhood. We observed developmental differences in attention from 9 and 31 months both as children investigated a single object and as they investigated multiple objects. Attention in these contexts at 9 months was differentially related to vocabulary at 31 months, but concurrent measures of attention at 31 months were not related to… 

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