Speech Therapy


Bright Start has an excellent team of Speech Language Pathologists. All of our therapists hold their Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) for completing coursework through masters level and an additional year of a clinical fellowship or are currently completing their Clinical Fellowship Year.

The members of our team have pursued additional training in the areas of feeding, Autism, early childhood language development, PECS (picture exchange communication systems), apraxia, and severe speech sound disorders. One of our Midlands therapists (Megan Jaramillo) is currently completing the certification process for Auditory Verbal Therapy. Our team has also completed two 12 hour trainings including Sarah Rosenfield Johnson CCC-SLP’s Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy and Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP’s Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach to help us better serve the growing population of children with feeding needs. We look forward to helping your family!


  • Midlands: Swansea, Pelion, Batesburg, Wagner, Ridge Spring, Monetta, Gilbert, Lexington, Northeast Columbia, Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Hopkins, and Blythewood
  • Up-State: Spartanburg, Pickens, Greenville, Simpsonville, Easley, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Mauldin, Liberty, Pickens, and Greer
  • Low Country: Charleston, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, Monks Corner, Ravenel, Johns Island, Hollywood, James Island, and Cross.

Kelli Floyd – MCD, CCC-SLP


18Kelli Floyd has been a Speech- Language Pathologist since 2004. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and her Masters from the University of South Carolina. She worked for the first 5 years in Lexington School District 1 where she gathered experience with the preschool population, and worked the last year at the district with the preschool Autism program. After leaving the school district, Kelli joined the team at Kaufman Therapy Services to serve the birth to three population through BabyNet. She has enjoyed learning more about this age group and getting to work directly with the families of her clients, and is exited to continue her journey at Bright Start.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, playing with her two dogs, Fenway and Dustin, and boating on Lake Murray.


Sarah Myers – MSP, CCC-SLP

Lead Speech Language Pathologist


Sarah earned a speech pathology master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2010. She has experience working in the public school system and private practice before beginning work with Bright Start in 2012. Sarah’s clinical experience and areas of interest include pediatric language, articulation, fluency, and feeding disorders. She also has experience as an ABA line therapist. Sarah loves working in early intervention with the goal to help families help their children reach their full potential. Sarah lives in Columbia and is married to Matthew Myers.


Lindsay Gantt – MSP, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

I currently live in Goose Creek, SC with my husband (Trey), two year old boy (Drew), and a photo (7)yellow lab named Hooper. We enjoy going to USC football games and spending our summers on the beach. I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of South Carolina and worked as an Early Interventionist for almost five years. During this time I worked closely with speech-language pathologists and developed a passion for the field. I decided to go back to school and I received my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. I love working with children and their families and I believe in the importance of incorporating caregivers into the therapeutic process. I am excited to be a part of the Bright Start team and to provide speech-language and feeding therapy services to children throughout the low country area.

803-261-8427 | lindsaygantt@brightstartsc.com


Kasey Keown – SLP-CFY

Speech Language Pathologist

Kasey graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a Master’s in Communication KaseyDisorders. She chose the field of Speech Language Pathology because of her interest in working with children and a desire to help them reach their potential. She believes communication is a powerful tool and enjoys helping children discover and expand their abilities in this area. During her time as both an undergraduate and graduate student she enjoyed working with children, particularly with the preschool population, and continues to enjoy her work. She moved from Phenix City, AL to Columbia and joined the Bright Start team in August of 2014. Her specific interest in the field include articulation and phonological delays, and childhood apraxia of speech, as well as other expanding interests.

Ashley Winters – MSP, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist



Bright Start is now accepting resumes for full-time speech language pathologists in the South Carolina Upstate area. Please submit resumes to employment@brightstartsc.com


Send referrals to:

    • 720 Gracern Road, Suite 450 Columbia, SC 29210
    • Fax: (803) 929-1418
    • or call Rupal Patel at (803) 227-3757


Bright Start Seeking ST

Bright Start is a private provider of Early Intervention services throughout South Carolina. We are currently seeking a full time Speech Therapist and a PRN position for Greenville and Spartanburg counties to serve children birth to five. We offer…

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Continuing Education
  • 401(k)

Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology, SC Speech-Language Pathology License, and a year experience working with the birth to three population preferred. Please submit your resume to employment@brightstart.us or contact Kelli Floyd, Speech Therapy Supervisor, at 803.413.3701.

Primary referral sources, including hospitals, physicians health care providers, social services agencies, day care providers, therapists, etc., are required to refer a child, birth to three years of age who may benefit from early intervention services, to BabyNet within two working days after identification (34 CFR Sec.303.321). Once referred, BabyNet wil ask the parent(s)/ guardian for consent before determining eligibility.
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