B. Children with moderate mental retardation are likely to require some support for ADLs adn IADLs, and can usually communicate either verbally or nonverbally. They are likely to have deficits in the areas of academic performance, communication, self-care, and social skills. Individuals with profound mental retardation are dependent on others for nearly all of hteir needs, and often have neuromuscular, orthopedic, or behavioral deficits. Evaluation of these individuals should focus on positioning and communcation skills (answer A). Individuals with mild mental retardation have hte potential for independence in ADLs and IADLs (answer C), may achieve academic performance at the third to seventh grade level, and may eventually obtain employment. Individuals with severe mental retardation may be able to learn habitual activities, such as feeding and personal hygiene (answer D). Functional potential is often determined by physical limitations. They may learn to communicate verbally or nonverbally, and will require significant support to engage in most tasks.