The preferred learning style can be established by using an informal learning styles inventory which will identify how individuals prefer to learn and what learning strategies to use. Simultaneous oral spelling (S-O-S) method was devised by Gillingham and Stillman and still forms the backbone of regular spelling strategies for many specialist teaching programmes. This method has elements to match the learning styles of good listeners with its emphasis on listening to the teacher as he or she pronounces the word, and it uses visual memory to match the sounds to the letters that represent these. This multi-sensory method works well, particularly for someone with dyslexia who has developed phonemic skills, and has learned to use phonological skills. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) method is a strongly visual approach and suits those who have good visual perception and visual memory. However, it is important to remember that some individuals with dyslexia have very poor visual memories while others have outstanding visual skills.