The Language Processing Hierarchy was developed by Gail Richard; "The Source for Processing Disorders" (2011 LinguiSystems). This visual was inspired by her brilliant work.
The goal of language processing is to strengthen each floor with
additional language skills to broaden into a wide strong foundation.
Higher-level skills can be added on top of multiple meanings to project
into adolescent language processing skills. Older students with language processing deficits struggle with figurative language, humor, ambiguous language, inferences and analogies.