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Marni Steinfort, M.A., CCC-SLP/L

Marni always had a passion for the health profession and working with kids as a youth growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She began her “career” in the health field by working as a candy striper at a local hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University and went on to receive her master’s degree in Communicative Disorders at The University of Memphis. She was energized working with pediatrics by seeing the impact her profession has on children.

Marni is a wife and mother of two elementary-age children, a son and a daughter. Being a working mom of two children keeps her pretty busy, but when she does have spare time she enjoys dancing, fitness activities and music. You might also find Marni baking and experimenting with new recipes! The energy she gets from her hobbies pours over into enthusiasm and compassion when working with the children she services. Most of her extended family still live near Indianapolis.

At Pediatric Interactions, Marni appreciates the camaraderie of devoted therapists in a relaxed, fun-filled, and collaborative environment to reach a child's fullest potential. Marni has a vast interest within the field with training in Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), DIRFloortime, Melodic-Based Communication Therapy (MBCT), and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT). Marni is passionate about empowering families to become their child’s greatest teacher.

My boys are so lucky to have worked with many of the skilled providers here including Miss Anne, Miss Allyssa, Miss Marni, and Miss Lindsey! Professional, compassionate, and so caring! We continue to see so much growth and progress!
— Adriana Argueta
Two of my three children have been treated in your Grayslake office (and are still currently being treated). My kiddos are extremely fond of Ms. Lisa and Ms. Marni and very frequently talk about them, which my husband and I love so much! We are grateful for the personal relationship they have formed with our children and are forever grateful for the impact they have made on (our childrens’) life. When (my child) started seeing Ms. Lisa only his father and I could really understand him and he had a difficult time playing with peers because of it and since then we have seen him develop friendships and carry conversation and is so much less frustrated and angry because people can actually understand him and we are so grateful to get to watch that unfold. 2/25/19