There is a great deal of information available on blind children's language development. With this in mind, the discussion is presented in two separate chapters. The first chapter introduces this topic by presenting methodological and theoretical considerations of previous research on blind children's language. In addition, this chapter has three sections devoted to phonological, lexical, and morphosyntactic development. The second chapter (Chapter 5) covers the following topics: personal reference terms, pragmatic development, verbal routines, and imitative speech, and a final section on blind children's language and language acquisition theories .