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FREYMANN, Grace. (Dubuque, IA, Oct. 4, 1904--Dubuque, IA, Feb. 13, 1995). Psychologist. Freymann taught in the Dubuque public schools from 1926 to 1944 as a special education classroom teacher and school psychologist. She left the city in 1944 to attend the University of Iowa. Continuing her graduate study with a research assistant-ship in the psychology department, she also worked as a counselor in the Veterans Administration and Student Counseling Office and was an instructor in clinical psychology.

Beginning in 1951, at the request of the medical director of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, Freymann was in charge of the world's first psychological service for POLIO victims. As staff member of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for Polio, she established a program for patients to enable them to make better readjustments to life. According to newspaper accounts at the time, Freymann described her work as educating those around the patient as well as convincing the victim of the disease that they could and would have to make changes in their lives.

Freymann also served as a consultant to the Cerebral Palsy Center in Columbus, Georgia. She was appointed by the Georgia State Governor's Office as psychologist on the Rehabilitation Council in the Department of Human Services.



Obituaries. Telegraph Herald, February 14, 1995