Common sense is the key to the correct interpretation of the learning preference.
I like the approach of Howard Gardner describing 7 learning preferences. Some narrow minded persons think that you only have one way learning for each subject and for the rest of your life. This is not the case.
You have a preference for a certain way of learning and they can be different from one subject to another.
The problem today is that educational institutions use a uniform way of learning.
But as learners are as different as your kids are this uniformity is subject to change. Our educational processes are still that of the industrial age where striving to conformity was noble and key.
The time has come to open our eyes and see that we have to focus on diversity. And so is the case with learning preferences.