Trying to decide if we should get him tested for aspergers or
if he is just different. My 10 year old is not like many kids I know. He is genius level intelligence, loves turtles and science and playing Beyblades. The sad part is, he doesn't really show good emotions. The things he gets excited about are not normal things and the when he should get upset, he doesn't and when he shouldn't get upset, he gets overly upset. On Christmas morning when we were opening gifts and we got him what he wanted, he didn't say a word as he opened each gift, just unwrapped, set it aside, and moved on then took everything to his room. From what I have learned from aspergers in my psychology classes, he does exhibit a lot of traits that a high functioning aspergers kid could have. I am really afraid to get him tested because I don't want him labeled, but if I do get him tested there are tons of resources that would be opened up to him. I am just so conflicted here. Any advice would be appreciated.