Students with reading problems may benefit from new software developed by Cognitive Concepts Inc. of Evanston, Ill.

Called "Earobics" because of the way it exercises the ear-brain connection, the software teaches children reading skills through a set of highly-structured games. Children need only spend 20 minutes a day three times a week to show dramatic gains in reading skills, according to Cognitive Concepts.

Research has shown that training a child's ear is the most significant factor in teaching that child reading, spelling, and language skills, the company said. Cognitive Concepts believes that the most critical skill in learning how to


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