I read this article with both amazement and bemusement. The technique you describe has been in practice for decades, but without a computer. Samuel T. Orton realized that dyslexics needed to be explicitly taught letter-sound relationships, a knowledge that most of us acquire automatically. I have been in private practice as an educational therapist for 30 years, and the results using Orton’s techniques (sometimes termed synthetic decoding) with dyslexics are consistently highly successful.

Karla Smith
Alamo, Calif.