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Family thrilled with genius toddler who has IQ of 154
He has also passed the Mensa admission test at the age of three and has earned his place in the intelligence club.
Izaak knows how to write the English, Greek and Arabic alphabet, despite not having any Greek or Arabic heritage. He also taught himself to read books by the age of two.
His mum, Michelle Nelson, is beyond proud of her son, saying that “he just loves language”.
“Izaak is my only child so going through the process of parenting I was shocked that one day he could just read,” she explained.
“It was more from being outside with him and him reading signs on the bus and the underground, reading names of stations and reading instructions on posters like ‘please sit down take a seat’.
“People were looking at him and asking whether he was at school because they couldn’t believe a child that young could read.
“Every time I walk out the house someone compliments him.”
Getting into Mensa was a battle, as the tests can not be applied to children under the age of ten. In order to be accepted, Izaak had to submit a prior-evidence application with an IQ test taken with an educational psychologist.
He took the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence test with educational psychologist Dr Peter Congdon. Dr Congdon recommended Izaak get tested in two to four years to see how his IQ improves, but said he was “a child of very superior general intelligence and scholastic attainments to match”.
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