My 5 month old DS is visually impaired (bilateral chorioretinal coloboma w/optic nerve involvement) and we are having a really hard time in getting him to want to do anything besides being held and sleeping in the Rock & Play or swing. I know that he really needs more tummy time and more play time in general, but he starts crying immediately when laying him on the floor. We have tried a tummy mat with contrasting colors/prop-up pillow, play gym, light up toys, textures, contrast books, etc, but he just won't have any of it. The past week he has started standing/jumping in the jumperoo for 5-10 minutes at a time, so that has been a huge step in the right direction, but I was wondering if any of you have any additional suggestions?
Also, he has an EI teacher, vision teacher, and PT that will start working with him in the next month, but they talked about coming only 1-2 times/month. They said they can come more if we would like them to. Up until now, he was only behind in a few categories, but he has started to fall further and further behind since he does not want to explore and does not have the balance/hand-eye coordination that other babies his age have. Taking off from work is not an issue, as my schedule can be quite flexible, so how often would you reccommend for his sessions? TIA!