Logometrica’s vision is to make words more accessible for everyone. Logometrica was founded in 1999 by Professor Torleiv Høien. Logometrica has developed several tests and types of equipment for children, adolescents and adults with reading difficulties. Our most well-known product is the successful, computer-based, diagnostic test Logos.
In 1980 Torleiv Høien received a PhD for his work on Dyslexia at University of Bergen. In 1983 he received a second PhD on Factors Affecting Auditative Perception at Linkoping University in Sweden. Høien has worked within the compulsory schooling system and as a schools psychologist. He has taught and done research at the College of Education in Stavanger, subsequently a part of the University College of Stavanger and now the University of Stavanger. He played a crucial role in establishing the Second Division and Masters Programmes in Special Education at the College of Education.
Høien was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Reading Research at the University College in 1989, and was Head of the Centre for 10 years. He also established the Dysleksia Research Foundation, serving as Director for 15 years.
Høien has been involved in many research projects and written a multitude of scholarly papers and text books examining reading difficulties and dyslexia. He has supervised postgraduates preparing for their PhD and held professorships in Psychology at the University of Bergen and in Special Education at the University of Trondheim.
Høien is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.
On 17 August 2007, the King appointed Høien a Knight First Class of the Order of Saint Olav for "work in the field of dyslexia".
Torleiv Høien is currently Professor of Education and Educational Consultant at Logometrica.