Georgia Brown – Child Genius
Posted by shadmia on June 22, 2007
Georgia Brown is 2 years old, cute and adorable but she has one quality that sets her apart from all the other cute and adorable 2 year olds; she is a genius. She is also the youngest girl member of Mensa, the largest, oldest, and best-known high-IQ society in the world. In order to become a member of Mensa you must score in the top 2% in an approved standardized intelligence test. Georgia scored 152 on her IQ test putting her in the top 0.2 percent of the population. This score earned her an invitation to become a member of Mensa.
Georgia’s parents Lucy and Martin Brown have always regarded her as a quick learner, some of her early accomplishments include:
- Crawling at 5 months
- Walking at 9 months
- Dressing herself at 14 months
- Speaking fluently at 18 months
Recognizing Georgia’s advanced skills, her mother contacted Professor Joan Freeman, a specialist educational psychologist, for advice. Professor Freeman applied the standard Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale test to Georgia and was amazed to find this was too limited to map her creative abilities. “She swept right through it like a hot knife through butter.”
“In one test I asked her to draw a circle and she did it so perfectly.
“Most adults would struggle to do that. Her circle was near to being perfect.
“It shows she can physically hold a pen well but also that she understands the concept of a circle.”
Georgia is the youngest of 5 children. Her mother, the chief executive of a charity, thinks that she had benefited from having older siblings. “She has been absorbing information from her older brothers and sisters and father, a self-employed carpenter, while not receiving any special treatment.”
But don’t think that Georgia is an adult in a little girl’s body. She still acts like any normal 2 year old according to her Mom:
“She still has temper tantrums, like you wouldn’t believe, throwing herself on the floor. She doesn’t think she’s better and cleverer than everyone else. She is a very kind and loving child.”