Meet the 2yr-old Brit girl whose IQ score is 160

June 9th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 9 (ANI): Karina Oakley might be just two years of age, but she has an IQ of 160 that makes her among the top 0.03 per cent of the population in Britain.

Karina, from Guildford, Surrey, was asked to question numbers and complete challenges in several different categories, including verbal ability, memory, handling a pencil and numbers and shapes.

Prof Joan Freeman, the child psychologist who used the Stanford-Binet IQ intelligence test, said that some of the questions that the girl asked showed a “wonderful imagination”.

Karina’s IQ is 60 points above the mean for the population.

Freeman, however, said that a score of 160 was rare, but was not unheard of as the test goes up to 170.

Karina’s parents said that their daughter had a very good memory.

“Quite a lot of people had said to me that Karina is quite smart, quite bright, quite clear with her speech and quick to pick things up,” the Telegraph quoted Charlotte Fraser, Karina’s mother as saying.

She added: “So I looked Prof Freeman up on the internet, and gave her a call to see if she would see her and get her tested. It was just a bit of fun really. She seems to be quite aware of her surroundings, what’s going on around her, she is very observant, she talks all the time, asks questions all the time.”

During the test, Karina was asked: “What do you use your eyes for?”

She answered: “You close them when you go to sleep’ and then also said: ‘You put your contact lenses in them.”

After the test, Freeman concluded: “Karina is a lovely, responsive and friendly little girl. She is more than very bright and capable, she is gifted. Karina enjoyed the test. The pleasure she took in the mental challenge in itself I have found to be a sign of intelligence.” (ANI)

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