Sound Education and Behavior Associates (SEBA)
SEBA is a Licensed Mental Health Agency for Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy through the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery (DBHR). All therapists are trained in ABA methods and are Agency Affiliated Counselors who are credentialed through the Washington State Department of Health.
Danielle Sayebrook, MEd, BCBA, CC
Founder and Administrator
Danielle Sayebrook is the founder and administrator of SEBA. Danielle holds a BA in Special Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from City University of Seattle. She taught special education for 10 years in the Lake Washington School District, eventually specializing in autism. There she worked closely with Dr. John Whitehead in setting up a “demonstration classroom” which ran for three years, training teachers in ABA and Structured Teaching (TEACCH) methodologies. She obtained her BCBA certification in 2008 studying under Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz at Florida Institute of Technology. Danielle holds a Washington State Teaching Certificate endorsed for regular and special education and a Certified Counselor credential from the Washington State Department of Health.
Born and raised in Seattle, Maggie Oliver went on to get her BA in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. After a year living in Ireland as an au pair, she is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to working for SEBA, Maggie is a paraprofessional at the Academy for Precision Learning.
Lauren is currently preparing to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam and completing her master’s in education at University of Washington. For the past ten years, Lauren has been working with children with special needs in a variety of settings, including therapeutic day schools, shelter and rehabilitation centers, wraparound services, in-home ABA therapy, and teaching and behavior therapy roles in schools. One of Lauren’s most favorite things to do (other than eating nachos) is collecting jokes, stories, and weird items that might make her students laugh, such as the nose-shaped pencil sharpener she recently found.
Jennifer was born and raised outside Dallas, Texas and moved to Washington about ten years ago. She is a visual artist, Reiki practitioner and mother to two young, vibrant girls. Jennifer has taught in early childhood education and was an Instructional assistant in the classroom for many years. It thrills her to see students blossom into their independence in the home environment. Families are at the cornerstone of Jennifer’s work and really authentically working with behaviors and advocating for autonomy with our clients. Jennifer believes that it is vital that we see people first and our abilities or behaviors second. Jennifer feels so blessed to have found her dream job and is always eager to chat about problem solving solutions. When not working she can be found with her husband Kirk (another therapy assistant) camping, hiking or just hanging out in their backyard. They love live music, records, quality time with their girls and laughter.
Amelia has been working with children on the ASD doing ABA since 2001 when a family friend’s oldest son was diagnosed with ASD. She was originally trained by The Redwood Learning Center in New Jersey. Amelia, who was born in the midwest moved to Seattle in 2010. Amelia feels extraordinarily lucky to know so many wonderful families and has learned so much from each child she has worked with over the years. In her spare time Amelia can be found running, reading and doing yoga.
Kirk is the second born in a family of five brothers. He grew up on a small farm in north west Iowa learning how to live off the land and appreciate the small details in life. He began his career working with adults in group homes in 1994 and studied Elementary education at Iowa State University. Kirk has been working as an instructional assistant in the schools for the last thirteen years in Seattle, WA. He is passionate about serving adults and children with Autism. Kirk loves watching a child master a skill or do something for the first time. Kirk believes that in most encounters with our clients we are the students and they are the true teachers. Kirk is also a musician who plays in both a bluegrass band and his own solo project band around town. You can catch him most nights playing in his yard with his two young girls or playing music on a stage somewhere in the city. He and Jennifer May (his wife) love camping with their family in their vintage camper, exploring the Fremont market, going for long adventurous drives, hiking and discovering new vinyl records.
Drew functions as SEBA’s main Tech Support. In his spare time, Drew is an Environmental Inspector for the State DOT, watching out for Seattle’s fish, wildlife and humans. He is an avid gamer but more than anything else in the world, loves hanging out with his wife, daughter and two 70 pound dogs.
Shauna has worked in corporate administrative roles for over 20 years and is enjoying the opportunity to support families and children. She says that the best part of this job is seeing and hearing about the growth and achievements of SEBA clients. When not working, she will most likely be found at home, catering to her four-legged kids.