A 4-year-old girl is deemed an official Genius and became the UKs second-youngest member of the acclaimed Mensa society.
She joined the group last month after achieving an impressive IQ score of 140.
Alannah George from Buckinghamshire, southwest of the Greater London area, taught herself to read when she was just 2 years old.
Her family says she was “obsessed” with words and numbers.
With an IQ of 140, she was placed among a class of people who are considered to have superior intelligence.
Her parents say they were amazed and scared at the same time at how smart they discovered she is. They said she enjoys watching videos on Youtube a lot, but instead of watching cartoons like other children she watches a show called “Endless Numbers”. Alannah’s mother told The Mirror news:
“It’s exciting and overwhelming. I want to make sure she achieves her potential and manages to perform to the best of her ability. She is so young, but she lives and breathes academia.”
“She is clearly special but we just don’t know what her potential could be. She is coming in on leaps and bounds. It was the reading that freaked me out a bit to be honest.”
When her parents noticed how remarkably intelligent she was at home, they had her tested by top educational psychologist Dr. Peter Congdon, who determined that she was indeed an “intellectual genius”. To determine her intelligence, Alannah was put through a famous test called “Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Test”, a rigorous test where she’s presented with a series of questions to test her critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Alannah attends the St. George’s School, in Windsor Castle. Her teachers say she’s already leagues ahead of the other students.
Dr Congdon wrote in a report saying that Alannah George needs to have her mind “Challenged and stretched” or she’ll become bored and frustrated in class.
Her school is now considering accommodating her higher intelligence and adapting to her standards so she can stay challenged.
Nadine told The Mirror:
“Dr. Congdon was very impressed and said he felt her score could be higher. He wants to see her again in three years time because some aspects of her abilities could be better. She needs to be stretched. Her curriculum needs to be altered so she doesn’t get bored in class.”