A child genius continues to confound the experts.
Four-year-old Sherwyn Sarabi, who attends Rastrick Independent School, became the youngest member of MENSA aged three.
Now, 12 months later, his IQ level has been tested again – and the results put him on a par with Albert Einstein and Prof Stephen Hawking.
Sherwyn’s intelligence levels are way beyond his years.
He has the reading age of a nine-year-old, a mental arithmetic age of an eight-year-old and the spelling abilities of a youngster aged six years, nine months.
Proud mum Amanda, 37, of Royston, Barnsley, said: “Sherwyn is just amazing.
“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 was16 months old.”
In November last year Sherwyn’s IQ was tested by consultant educational psychologist Dr Peter Congdon.
He scored a total of 136, which put him in the “superior” range.
A year on – and better able to concentrate – Dr Congdon re-tested Sherwyn and the results were startling.
On seven of the 10 tests – information, similarities, arithmetic, vocabulary, comprehension, picture completion and geometric design – Sherwyn scored 19,the highest possible score.
Overall Sherwyn came out with an IQ of 160. On average most people score 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.”
One thing Sherwyn struggles with, however, is his handwriting, which may be linked to dyspraxia, a developmental co-ordination disorder.
Sherwyn, who has special lessons at school, learned to talk when he was just 10 months old.
He was speaking in sentences at 20 months.
By the age of two, Sherwyn could read, count to 200, recognise and name countries, flags, planets in the solar system, parts of the body and internal organs.
Amanda, married to Davoud, also 37, takes her son to school in Rastrick every day as it was the only school which would take him so young.
“He is still not really old enough to go to school,” said Amanda.
“He wouldn’t be due to start reception class until next September.”
Amanda also keeps records of her son’s progress. He has now read 940 books.
Weschler Intelligence Scale
1: Three couples go out to lunch. They all ordered the same thing. Their total bill is ï¿½54.96. They planned to split it equally, but one couple owed one of the other couples lunch. How much did the couple that owed the other couple pay?
2: Nick starts out with 72 ride tickets at the fair. By the end of the first day, Nick has used 21 ride tickets. How many tickets does Nick have left?
3: Let’s play a guessing game. Tell me what I’m thinking of a) This is a period of 100 years; b) This is a group of people that live in the same area; c) This is a long trip; d) This is the remains of a plant or animal from millions of years ago.
Answers: 1: £36.64; 2: 51; 3 a) Century; b) Community; c) Journey; d) Fossil