Alexis Martin is currently the youngest person in the Arizona chapter of Mensa.
The average person has an intelligence quotient (IQ) of about 100. Alexis’ IQ is above 160. In fact, it’s so high, doctors who tested her said they couldn’t accurately calculate her IQ score.
Alexis began to read when she was two, and now reads at a fifth-grade level. She also used the family iPad to teach herself Spanish.
And she’s three years old.
It started when, between 12 and 18 months old, Alexis would recite her bedtime story – word for word – from the previous night.
They know Alexis has a gift, but her parents say that gift comes with certain challenges.
“Does she go into kindergarten early? We are kind of hesitant, because we do want her to get that social aspect,” said Alexis’ father, Ian.
He says Alexis, like many three-year-olds, picks up words she hears others say but with a bit of a difference.
“Anytime she learns a word and just picks it up through anything, she never ever uses it in the incorrect context, ever,” Ian said.
Doctors say her ability also means Alexis will probably never be able to go to a regular school. Kids with an extremely high IQ can have high anxiety, and it’s easier for them to be around similar children.
(Story information from ABC15.com via CNN)