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Special needs student seen as ‘retarded Einstein’ « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Special needs student seen as ‘retarded Einstein’

Monday, March 5th, 2007 - 2:54 pm PST

14-year old special needs student Frankie Morrison of Spokane, WA, is being hailed by some as a “retarded Einstein”. Recent tests have put Morrison’s IQ at 101, some 30-50 points higher than most learning disabled students his age, and in fact slightly higher than the average American adult’s score. Though some have suggested Morrison’s test scores demonstrate that he is not mentally challenged at all and should be placed in regular classes, Morrison’s special needs teacher Elaine Wilkins vehemently disagrees. “No,” she says,”Frankie is special. He’s a retarded Einstein.”