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Child Genius is back on Channel 4

Tue, 11/06/2013
British Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant Lyn Kendall

The new series of Channel 4’s Child Genius will hit our television screens on Tuesday 11 June at 9pm. This 4-part documentary series follows the lives of some of the country’s cleverest children and their families. Earlier this year, twenty one highly gifted children aged 7 to 11 were selected to take part in a competition run to find the UK’s Child Genius.

British Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant Lyn Kendall appears in the programme and offered advice for the producers. Lyn has been Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant for 9 years. Identified as a gifted child at 7 and mother to a gifted son, Lyn has been teaching and working with children at both ends of the ability spectrum for over thirty years. She has a master’s degree and advanced diploma in SEN and Inclusion, and has recently obtained a post-graduate diploma in psychology. She is a full member of the British Psychological Society.

Kendall Tuition offers assessment, consultations and tuition. Lyn lectures on the social and emotional development of gifted children, provides in-service training for schools and runs workshops for groups of parents. Email: Lyn Kendall.

Lyn’s checklist for identifying gifted children:
• An unusual memory
• Passing intellectual milestones early.
• Reading early.
• Unusual hobbies or interests or an in-depth knowledge of certain subjects.
• Intolerant of other children.
• An awareness of world events.
• Set themselves an impossibly high standards.
• May be a high achiever.
• Prefers to spend time with adults or in solitary pursuits.
• Loves to talk.
• Asks questions all the time.
• Learns easily.
• Developed sense of humour.
• Musical.
• Likes to be in control.
• Makes up additional rules for games.
• Extrovert/Introvert

If your child is under 10 and a half their IQ can be tested by an educational psychologist; those achieving an IQ score in the top 2% will be offered membership if they provide Prior Evidence.

Those over the age of 10 and a half can take a Supervised IQ Test with Mensa at one of our test centres across the British Isles.

Mensa also offers IQ testing in high schools, sixth forms and colleges – Mensa IQ Schools Testing.