“To become a genius takes so much more than just being high on one trait. It takes many, many factors coming together, such as drive, imagination, opportunity, perseverance, and just plain luck.”
Heidi Hankins 4 yrs old girl, with IQ almost equivalent Einstein and Stephen Hawking
London – A girl of four years has been accepted in Mensa with an IQ almost as high as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. Heidi Hankins has an IQ of 159, just one point behind the two physicists. She has not entered formal school today.
Mensa is an organization for people who have a high IQ. The only requirement to become a member of Mensa is a potential member must be in the top 2% of intelligence tests that have been approved. The average score for adults was 100 and for individuals who are ‘gifted’ is 130.
Heidi defeated mathematicians who often appeared on British TV, Carol Vorderman (score 154), which is also a member of Mensa. Heidi – who has been able to add, subtract, draw shapes, and write the sentence from two years – is now well studied books for children aged 7 years.
Heidi’s father, Matthew, of Winchester, hoping his daughter could skip class in order to obtain such a challenging course.
Heidi intelligence had known since she was two years old. Public health professor at the University of Southampton was declared,s he had begun to read at that age. “She completed 30 Oxford Reading Tree book series in just one hour,” said Matthew.
While still a baby, Heidi often make noises and try to speak literally. At the age of one year is quite good vocabulary. “She uses full sentences as soon as she started talking and then taught herself to read by using a computer at the age of 18 months,” he said.
“Heidi has really flourished quicker than other children –- academically, artistically and physically,” Hankins told the paper.
“What we must understand is that Heidi can be extremely high in this one dimension but be a normal, average young girl on many other dimensions, including social and emotional development,” . “To become a genius takes so much more than just being high on one trait. It takes many, many factors coming together, such as drive, imagination, opportunity, perseverance, and just plain luck.”
Heidi’s parents are now looking at schools for her and are considering skipping a school year to make sure she is challenged by her work. It might not be easy considering she is already solving addition and subtraction problems, drawing figures of people and writing in sentences.