Klingon is good for a lot of things: yelling, death rituals, Charles Dickens. But according to the testimony of an English man, learning Klingon has helped him mitigate his dyslexia.


Jonathan Brown has studied Klingon for 12 years, and after translating the language for a CD project, he's found that the mellifluous alien tongue has allowed him to assess language differently. Said Brown to the BBC:

Dyslexia is not something you get over, you live with it. It's not necessarily a hindrance, you just learn different ways to pick things up.

Working on the translation has helped me understand where I've been having problems all my life with languages, I realised I'd been trying to remember the words in the name part of my brain and because I can't remember names, I can't remember the words.

With the Klingon language games used on the CD, I tended to put words into a different place and it went into my long term memory.

The article doesn't go into the hard specifics of Brown's method, but if this song becomes a staple of dyslexia therapy regimens, I can live with that.