After the birth, specialists warned the parents that the boy may have intellectual retardation. However, in the future, amazing changes awaited them. Just over three years ago, Sarah Lundberg of Portland, Oregon gave birth to premature twins, daughter Gwendolyn and son Lawson.
Everything was fine for the girl, but not for the boy: he had to be placed in the premature nursing unit, where he spent several weeks. Lawson had serious health issues and specialists warned his parents that the boy might be intellectually retarded.
Gwendolyn developed normally, while Lawson was really lagging behind in the first two years of her life. However, suddenly there was a surprising change – Sarah noticed that Lawson, who until then had barely been able to speak, began to develop at an accelerated rate and quickly overtook her sister.
“He suddenly started taking leaps and bounds, learning words we didn’t even tell him and concepts we didn’t teach him,” Sarah said. For example, during the winter of that year, Lawson learned the names of all the countries in the world and their capitals in a matter of days, while the Lundbergs were at home due to a power outage due to a Freezing Rain.
“And when we realized he had kind of taught himself to read, we almost went crazy,” laughs Sarah. Now, at the age of three, Lawson knows the names of the 50 US states, 195 countries, their capitals and the flags of those countries.
His vocabulary keeps growing and her interest in learning is simply amazing. The boy’s parents decided to try to enroll their son in the famous international intellectual elite club Mensa, which brings together people with the highest IQs from all over the world.
The entrance test showed that with a minimum threshold of 130 IQ required to enter Mensa, three-year-old Lawson’s IQ level is 151 points (for comparison, adult Albert Einstein’s IQ was from 160 to 180 points). In fact, Lawson’s IQ may be even higher, it’s just that the test, designed for little ones his age, turned out to be too simple for the boy, Sarah explained. Lawson was advised to retake the test at a later date, using items intended for older little ones.