Alexis Martin started reading at 2 and taught herself Spanish using her parents' iPad

By Alex Heigl
Updated February 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Courtesy KNXV/CNN

“Precocious” is probably too weak a word for three-year-old Alexis Martin. The little girl has just become the youngest-ever member of Arizona’s chapter of Mensa.

Mensa is the world’s oldest and largest society for those who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized IQ test. Alexis, who started reading at just two years old, has an IQ of over 160, CNN reports.

That’s an approximate figure, because Alexis scored so high on the IQ test that doctors couldn’t even calculate her actual score.

Oh, and she’s fluent in Spanish as well, having taught herself on her parents’ iPad. (A device older than she is.)

Alexis’s parents now face the challenge of having to figure out how to approach her schooling: “We’re kind of hesitant to move her ahead too many grades because we want her to get that social aspect,” dad Ian says.

Perhaps they could refer to old episodes of Doogie Howser. Neil Patrick Harris turned out pretty well.

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