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Where We Uplift


Providing Speech, Language, Occupational and Feeding Therapy in West Des Moines.


Rise Pediatric Speech Therapy offers speech, occupational, and feeding therapy services to West Des Moines and surrounding areas. At Rise we understand your child's journey begins with establishing a trusting relationship and a safe space to explore new skills. Our sessions include direct interaction and parent education as we work together to best facilitate learning opportunities to reach developmental goals. 

Free Consultation

  • We understand that looking for a therapist can be a confusing process to face alone. To ease your mind, we offer a free consultation.

  • Schedule a 10 minute phone call to discuss our services, get some free advice on what might be best for you and your family, or find out more about Rise Pediatric Speech Therapy

Comprehensive  Evaluation 

  • Your child will be evaluated by our speech, feeding, and/or occupational therapist to determine what skills will be addressed in therapy sessions.

  • A plan of care will be created and reviewed with caregivers. We encourage your input, as you know your child best.

Individual Treatment Sessions

  • One-on-one speech, language, feeding and/or occupational therapy sessions.

  • Frequency of sessions range from one to four times per week depending on each child's individual treatment plan

  • Each session will include parent education to encourage carryover at home and in the environment



Rachel Hemer M.A. CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech Language Pathologist

My name is Rachel Hemer and I am the founder of Rise Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC. 

Rise is a private, speech and language service specialized in improving communication and feeding skills from birth to adolescent. At Rise, treatment takes a strengths-based approach where we use the child's current abilities as the stepping stone to reach new heights. We value learning through play, neurodiversity affirming strategies, family centered care, and FUN therapy sessions.

What Clients Are Saying

Mom of a 3 year old 

"A year ago my son couldn't say his name, hi, or no. Now he has more words than I can count. You have an exceptional gift. You work so hard to understand him and his speech disorder. You've done an excellent job educating me on how to best help him and been so very patient with all of my questions."

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