A FOUR-year-old boy with an IQ as high as Einstein’s has become the youngest member of an exclusive genius society – which only has 85 members worldwide.
Sherwyn Sarabi, has been assessed to have an IQ of more than 160.
He is already a member of Mensa, after gaining entry at the age of three, but has now been admitted to HELLIQ, an organisation with much more demanding entry requirements.
Proud mum Amanda, 37, said: “He keeps on getting even higher recognition for his abilities. He still keeps giving us a shock from time to time.
“Most of the time Sherwyn is like a normal child.
“He plays with toys, plays out and likes being with other children.
“The only thing he doesn’t do is watch television. He hasn’t watched TV since he was 16 months old.”
Sherwyn’s amazing IQ was measured by Dr Peter Congdon, a consultant educational psychologist.
He said it was at least 160 – the same IQ is Einstein’s – but could be even higher because the test could not measure an IQ any higher than that number.
Sherwyn, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, has been using educational apps on his iPad since he was 18 months old, and at two was able to identify every country on the globe.
He started school at three and now attends private school in Brighouse, West Yorks.
He has read 1,032 books in his brief lifetime and knows the entire periodic table of elements.
On seven of the 10 tests Dr Congdon arranged – information, similarities, arithmetic, vocabulary, comprehension, picture completion and geometric design – Sherwyn scored 19, the highest possible score.
On average most people score an IQ of between 85 and 115.
In his report Dr Congdon said: “Sherwyn is a child of exceptionally high functional intelligence.
“His abilities fall at the upper limit of the range sometimes referred to as intellectually gifted.”
To become a member of the HELLIQ society a person needs to perform in the top 0.003 per cent of the population.
The society was the new millennium high IQ society for the profoundly gifted.
It was founded on the first day of the third millennium by Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis MD, and functions as an entirely web-based superior intelligence community.
To become a member of Mensa you need to perform in the top two per cent of the population in terms of intelligence. That is an IQ of roughly 130 or the 98th percentile.