Mexican Girl Who Became World’s Youngest Psychologist at 13 Enters Harvard at 17.

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Meet Dafne Almazan, a Mexican girl who knew how to read and write at the mere age of 6 and completed high school at 10.
The “gifted child” is fluent in four languages and became the world’s youngest psychologist at 13 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). What’s more, the 17-year-old prodigy is set to enter a postgraduate program at Harvard University first Mexican under the age of 18 to enrol in a master’s degree at the prestigious American Institute in 100 years. At Harvard, Dafne will study a master’s in math education.“We always consider math difficult, but it’s something that’s part of our lives and we need strategies so that we can teach [the subject] and get children interested,” she said. With all that she has accomplished so far, it’s clear that Dafne is a gifted person one who has an IQ of more than 130, as per World Health Organization (WHO).In fact, Dafne is one of the estimated 1 million gifted children in Mexico. You’d be wrong if you thought a gifted child always spends their time studying in a library.“We don’t have to give up our youth just because we’re gifted, you know,” Dafne saidAs the proverb goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Besides studying, in her leisure time, Dafne plays the piano and teaches Mandarin to children. She is also into ballet, gymnastics, ice skating, taekwondo, and oil painting.“As a child, I studied, but I also played often; I learned to play musical instruments and walked my dogs,” Dafne said, The talented Dafne was even named as one of the 50 most powerful Mexican women by Forbes in 2015.In the opinion of Dafne, “gifted children in Mexico are often stereotyped, misdiagnosed, and poorly understood.”“They are children just like any other, only with an IQ that is way higher than for the rest of the population,” Dafne’s father, Asdrubal Almazan, a doctor and director of the CEDA foundation, said. According to CEDA, around 93 per cent of gifted children is misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which causes them to lose their abilities. Only 4 per cent of gifted children in Mexico make it to adulthood and are able to put their abilities to use. Thus, in order to address this problem, her father set up the CEDA institute to teach gifted students.