Kashe Quest, a two-year-old from Los Angeles, California, has been accepted into Mensa. It is the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world.
The IQ of this toddler is 146. In comparison, the average IQ in the United States is 100. As a result, Kashe became the newest member of American Mensa.
Kashe’s mother, Sukhjit Athwal, was the first to notice her child’s extraordinary recall. Kashe was always eager to learn, and by the time she was 17 or 18 months old, she knew all of the numbers, colors, shapes, and letters of the alphabet.
“She’ll wake up on a Saturday and say, ‘I want to do elements,’ or ‘I want to do states,’ so we’re just there to support her,” her father, Devon Quest, explained.
During Kashe’s 18-month appointment, her pediatrician remarked how unique she was.
In sign language, this two-year-old knows almost 50 signs. She can also recognize all 50 states simply by looking at their shape and position on a map. She can also count to a hundred with ease. Kashe can identify elements on the periodic table by their symbols, which is the nicest part.
Kashe started reading when he was a year and a half old and can now read complete phrases.
Kashe is still a toddler, by the way.
“At the end of the day, she’s still a toddler.” So she’s still a typical two-year-old, with tantrums, negotiations, and everything else, but it’s different because the way we communicate with her has to be different because she can understand just a little bit more,” Sukhjit explained.
Sukhjit and Devon still want their kid to have a good time growing up.
“All we want to do is make sure she stays as young as possible,” Sukhjit added.
Sukhjit’s schooling and childhood development background allow her to adjust and comprehend her child’s learning curve so she can tailor Kashe’s learning to her passions and interests.
“That’s how we work with her at her own pace, with her own interests and questions… “It depends on the day whether it’s ‘Paw Patrol,’ ‘Frozen,’ or something else,” she explained.
Kashe’s brilliant mind has her joining the Mensans, but it’s her mastery of the song “Let It Go” that truly distinguishes her.
She’s also studying Spanish at the moment. Kashe also appears to be interested in learning other languages.
“Kashe is an outstanding addition to American Mensa.” We’re honored to have her and to be able to assist her and her parents with the specific obstacles that gifted children face,” said Executive director of American Mensa Trevor Mitchell.
To be admitted to Mensa, an individual must have a Stanford–Binetare IQ score of at least 132. That puts you in the top 2% of the general population.
American Mensa has a membership of approximately 50,000 people from all areas of life. From the ages of 2 to 102, there are homemakers, engineers, teachers, actors, students, and many others.
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