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Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Doherty, M.S., M.S.Ed.

Elizabeth founded

Manhattan speech, language, and literacy with the mission of

sharing her love of reading with all.

Elizabeth is a career educator who has worked with public, private, and independent learning institutions on 6 continents. After spending a decade in New York City schools, she decided to focus her literacy expertise through Manhattan Speech Language, & Literacy, LLC. Manhattan SLL provides individual tutoring, family coaching, and professional development locally and abroad. 


Elizabeth is committed to utilizing the most current research-based practices in her instruction of both students and educators. Presently Elizabeth is conducting her own research on reading as a doctoral student. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Externship Supervisor at Hunter College, CUNY. 

ManhattanSLL's expertise lies at the intersection of language & learning. As a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher PK-12, Elizabeth brings a fresh and unique perspective to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of language disorders, specific learning disabilities (including dyslexia & dysgraphia), and their interrelatedness. 

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  • Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC-SLP

  • Orton Gillingham Academy Associate, A/AOG

  • Structured Literacy & Dyslexia Interventionist, C-SLDI

  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities, TSSLD (New York State)

 Elizabeth is completing her doctoral degree in education, with a speciality in literacy research. 

  • Diagnostic Assessment

  • Speech-Language Therapy

  • Orton-Gillingham Reading & Writing

  • Academic Enrichment 

  • Family Consultation and Advocacy

  • Small Group Masterclasses

  • Individual Mentorships

  • Clinical Fellowship Supervision

  • Graduate Internships

  • Undergraduate Observations


Janelle, New York

"Elizabeth greatly helped my child advance academically. My child is now reading on grade level. Elizabeth is friendly and easy to work with."

Karen, Tokyo

"Elizabeth provided invaluable expertise when considering speech-therapy for my child. Her input helped my family make an informed decision" 

Morgan, San Diego

“Elizabeth's mentorship enabled me to obtain my current position. Her expertise in the field has had a profound impact on my own practice”

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