clicked on this hoping it might have some sort of insight for me...my heart goes out to you and your baby! (yeah I know she's a kindergartener just like my oldest 'baby'
Not only has she had to deal with the trauma of whatever accident caused her injury, and I'm sure her life has changed because of this injury--she's having to cope with that.......now, when she goes to school, she has this teacher who only sees her disability.
I'm going to cry now.......I can only imagine that she already sees herself as "different" than she was before, now she's got this person treating her like she is a freak rather than a 6 year old little girl who's been through ENOUGH already. AND she now has to switch schools and be "the new kid" which is probably less strange at this age than when they're older, but it's still a transition. The only *good* thing about it is it sounds like this new teacher will be much more sensitive to her needs, which will affect how she answers students' questions about your child's differences and will affect how they view and treat her. (ie the difference between treating her like she is a freak and a liability, an attitude that will cause the other kids to most likely avoid her, and treating her like she is a child who happens to need some extra help with things, do things differently, whatever the case might be...just like some kids need help learning to hold a pencil and others don't, your child needs help on the stairs and others don't.)
I'm happy to hear she's getting a much more friendly teacher and learning environment.
There are a couple schools in my city that are labelled "to avoid" that I've heard great things about....hoping this is the case for you and her!