Speech Therapy

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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!

Serving:

  • 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

Supervisor

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.

 

Stacey Law – MSP, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Stacey has been a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist for 7 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, outpatient rehabilitation, and now, natural environment. Stacey loves working with children and their families to help increase communication skills! She particularly enjoys the birth to three population and has experience working with children with autism, severe speech sound disorders, and utilizing PECS.

Stacey lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and one year old son. You can often find them visiting South Carolina’s state parks, gardening, listening to music and reading tons of books!

**Stacey serves Pickens and Greenville counties.

 

Megan Jaramillo – M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Megan has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2005. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at USC in 2001 and her graduate degree in speech pathology from MUSC in 2005. In 2009, Megan completed a distance learning program through UNC-CH and received a certificate in auditory learning in young children with hearing loss.

For the past seven years, she worked in Lexington School District 4 as the itinerant SLP serving students from preschool through high school in 5 schools throughout the district, and as the SLP for 3rd and 4th grade. This gave Megan the opportunity to work with children of all ages, but she missed not being able to work with both children and their families. In 2012, she joined Bright Start and is excited to be starting a new chapter working with children and their families in early intervention!

Megan lives in Lexington with her husband, two children (a 4 year old girl and 1 year old boy!) and dog, Sadie. They enjoy playing at the lake, camping and trips to the zoo!

Sarah Myers – MSP, CCC-SLP

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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Sarah earned a speech pathology master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2010. She completed her clinical fellowship in an elementary school and currently works part-time with Bright Start in addition to a private pediatric practice in Columbia. Sarah’s clinical experience and areas of interest include pediatric and adult language disorders, articulation, and fluency, as well as swallowing and feeding. She also has one year of experience as an ABA line therapist. Before focusing her career on speech pathology, Sarah was Director of Development for the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, and also worked for Spoleto Festival USA. Sarah grew up in Whiteville, NC and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from USC.

She is married to Matthew Myers.

Referrals

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

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.