Robert E. Valett

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Robert E. Valett
Born November 22, 1927
Clinton, Iowa
Died November 14, 2008
Nationality American
Education MA, Ed.D
Alma mater University of Iowa George Williams College
Occupation Psychologist, author
Notable work Spiritual Guides to Holistic Health and Happiness
Spouse(s) Shirley Bellman
Children 5

Robert E. Valett (November 22, 1927 – November 14, 2008) was an American psychology professor who wrote more than 20 books primarily focused on educational psychology. He earned the distinguished psychologist award from the San Joaquin Psychological Association[1] and was a president of the California Association of School Psychologists.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Robert Edward Valett was born in Clinton, Iowa on November 22, 1927. His father, Edward John Valett, worked for the railroad as a pipe fitter and his mother, Myrtle (née Peterson), was a saleswoman. Valett attended Clinton High School while also achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.[3] During World War 2, he served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He then did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa and George Williams College. Valett went on to earn an MA from the University of Chicago (1951[4] ) and an (Ed.D.) in educational psychology from the University of California in Los Angeles.[5]

Career[edit]

Valett was a professor of psychology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Ca., and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and taught psychology from 1970 to 1992 at California State University, Fresno where he was named Professor Emeritus. He authored several books on learning disabilities, child development, dyslexia and attention disorders/hyperactivity. He received the distinguished psychologist award from the San Joaquin Psychological Association in 1982 and served as president of the California Association of School Psychologists from 1971 to 1972.[1][6]

Personal life[edit]

In 1950, Valett married Shirley Bellman with whom he had 5 children. He died on November 14, 2008, in Fresno, California.[2]

Books[edit]

  • The Remediation of Learning Disabilities -Fearon Publishers 1967[7]
  • A Psychoeducational Inventory of Basic Learning AbilitiesFearon Publishers 1968[8]
  • Developmental Task Analysis −1969[9]
  • Programming Learning Disabilities -Fearon 1969[10][11][12]
  • Modifying Children's Behavior: A Guide for Parents and Professionals -Fearon 1969 [13]
  • Effective Teaching: A Guide to Diagnostic-prescriptive Task Analysis −1970
  • Determining Individual Learning ObjectivesLear Siegler/Fearon1972[14]
  • A Basic Screening and Referral Form for Children with Suspected Learning and Behavioral Disabilities - Fearon 1972[15][16]
  • Learning Disabilities: Diagnostic-Prescriptive Instruments – Lake Pub Co 1973[17]
  • Self-actualization: A Guide to Happiness and Self-Determination -Argus Communications 1974[18]
  • The Psychoeducational Treatment of Hyperactive Children - Fearon 1974[19][20]
  • Affective-Humanistic Education; Goals, Programs & Learning Activities - L. Siegler/Fearon Publishers 1974[21][22]
  • Humanistic Education: Developing the Total Person - Mosby 1977[23][24]
  • Developing Cognitive Abilities: Teaching Children to Think – Mosby 1978[25][26]
  • The Dyslexia Screening Survey: A Checklist of Basic Neuropsychological Skills -Lake 1980[27][28][29]
  • Dyslexia, a Neuropsychological Approach to Educating Children With Severe Reading Disorders -Fearon Pitman, Costello Education 1980[30][31]
  • Valett Inventory of Critical Thinking Abilities (VICTA) -Wiley 1981[32][33]
  • How to Write an I.E. -with John Arena 1989[34][35]
  • The Valett Perceptual-Motor Transitions to Reading Program -with Shirley Bellamn Valett, Academic Therapy Publications 1990[36][37]
  • Spiritual Guide to Holistic Health and Happiness -Authors Choice Press 1997[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association – Distinguished Psychologists". sjvpa.wildapricot.org. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert E. Valett (1927–2008) – Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Valett, Dr Robert Edward". iagenweb.org. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  4. ^ ""Books by Alumni," U of C Magazine, August 1997". magazine.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Robert Edward (Bob) Valett". Clinton Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  6. ^ Valett, Robert (February 7, 2017). "CSUS CASP presidents" (PDF). www.csus.edu/. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 9, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1967). The remediation of learning disabilities;: A handbook of psychoeducational resource programs. Fearon Publishers. 
  8. ^ "Holdings: A psychoeducational inventory of basic learning abilities". www.library.yorku.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Books by Robert E. Valett". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  10. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1969). Programming learning disabilities. Fearon Publishers. 
  11. ^ "Programming Learning Disabilities by Valett, Robert E.;: Hardbound – Bank of Books". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  12. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1969). Programming learning disabilities. Fearon Publishers. 
  13. ^ "Modifying children's behavior; a guide for parents and professionals in SearchWorks". searchworks.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  14. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1972). Determining individual learning objectives. Lear Siegler/Fearon. ISBN 9780822416906. 
  15. ^ "Journal of School Psychology". iprlicense.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  16. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1972). A basic screening and referral form for children with suspected learning and behavioral disabilities. Fearon. 
  17. ^ Valett, Robert E. (June 1, 1973). Learning Disabilities: Diagnostic-Prescriptive Instruments. Lake Pub Co. ISBN 9780822442554. 
  18. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1974). Self-actualization: A guide to happiness and self-determination. Niles, Ill: Argus Communications. ISBN 9780913592465. 
  19. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1974). The Psychoeducational Treatment of Hyperactive Children. Belmont, CA Fearon Publishers. 
  20. ^ Morris, Joseph (April 1, 1977). "Valett, R. E. The psychoeducational treatment of hyperactive children. Belmont, CA: Fearon, 1974 (paper)". Psychology in the Schools. 14 (2): 238–239. doi:10.1002/1520-6807(197704)14:23.0.CO;2-Y. ISSN 1520-6807. 
  21. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1974). Affective-humanistic education; goals, programs & learning activities. Belmont, Calif.: L. Siegler/Fearon Publishers. ISBN 9780822401155. 
  22. ^ Bubna-Litic, David (April 1, 2016). Spirituality and Corporate Social Responsibility: Interpenetrating Worlds. CRC Press. ISBN 9781317051190. 
  23. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1977). Humanistic education: developing the total person. Saint Louis: Mosby. ISBN 080165212X. 
  24. ^ Valett, Robert E. "Humanistic Education: Developing the Total Person". 
  25. ^ "Developing Cognitive Abilities". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  26. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1978). Developing cognitive abilities: Teaching children to think. Mosby. ISBN 9780801652134. 
  27. ^ "9780822425021: The Dyslexia Screening Survey: A Checklist of Basic Neuropsychological Skills – AbeBooks – Valett, Robert E.: 0822425025". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  28. ^ Inc, Wobo. "The Dyslexia Screening Survey – Valett, Robert E. – 9780822425021". www.hpb.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  29. ^ Valett, Robert E.; Pitman Learning, Inc (January 1, 1980). The dyslexia screening survey: a checklist of basic neuropsychological skills. Belmont [Calif.: Pitman Learning. ISBN 0822425025. 
  30. ^ "Dyslexia, a Neuropsychological Approach to Educating Children with Severe Reading Disorders". mireva.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  31. ^ Valett, Robert E. (January 1, 1980). Dyslexia: A Neuropsychological Approach to Educating Children with Severe Reading Disorders. Costello Education. ISBN 9780710400338. 
  32. ^ Ramirez, Paul Michael (January 1, 1987). "Test Review: Valett Inventory of Critical Thinking Abilities (VICTA)". The Reading Teacher. 41 (3): 348–351. JSTOR 20199777. 
  33. ^ Ramirez, Paul Michael. "Test Review: Valett Inventory of Critical Thinking Abilities (VICTA)". Reading Teacher. 41 (3): 348–50. 
  34. ^ "How to Write an I.E." g.co. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  35. ^ Valett, Robert E. (February 6, 2017). "How to Write an I.E." gettextbooks.com. 
  36. ^ "The Valett Perceptual-Motor Transitions to Reading Program Robert E. Valett". books.prettyfamous.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  37. ^ "The Valett Perceptual-Motor Transitions to Reading Program ~ Hardback ~ Shirley B Valett". Mighty Ape NZ. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  38. ^ Valett, Robert E. (August 1, 2002). Spiritual Guides to Holistic Health and Happiness. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595240203.