This is a response to Vol 11 Holly 3 ("IQ")...
Diane is a resource teacher (and was also a resource teacher in the Salt Lake City area when we lived there). Based on conversations with her, I am under the impression that a student goes to resource only when there is a significant discrepancy between the student's potential (e.g., IQ test score) and performance (e.g., achievement test scores in academic areas).
I have never thought the so called behavioral problems were legitimate reasons for resource referral, although I know that many teachers do this. Teachers are supposed to handle routine behavioral problems in the classroom. What is listed on his IEP as the reason for referral? The IEP and the resource placement should have been discussed and approved by the parent.