Maxi Mind Believes in Kids
Maxi Mind was born from a need – the need of a child to succeed – the founder’s child.
For this reason, in 2002, Dr. Gotfryd started to research ways and means for boosting focusing and learning skills without medication.
For seven years he researched and developed, and then launched Maxi Mind as a company. Hundreds of children and adults have benefited from Maxi Mind’s unique and effective Brain Training System. But one thing has not changed.
Maxi Mind is still about addressing the need of a single child to succeed. Yours.
Maxi Mind Learning Centres, Inc. was born in a house in Thornhill and has since moved to a commercial location at 1416 Centre Street in Thornhill. The company is owned by the founder, Dr. Arnie Gotfryd, PhD, who serves as Maxi Mind’s Educational Director and CEO. Its operations are supported by a staff psychologist, an administrator, an advisory board and a team of neuroeducational specialists (we call them coaches) who work with each child on an individual basis.
The initial consultation is free. At the appointment you will share your story and try the technologies for yourself. Based on data you provide during intake, you will receive a proposal of services.
Following registration, the course is customized, logistics are arranged (with your preferences in mind), and a coach is assigned. Coaches work out of supervised and insured home office locations in Thornhill and North York. On average a child attends 2 to 4 times per week for about 3 or 4 months.
Parents can participate in our Family Dynamics program, which involves one or two meetings with our clinical psychologist and customized at-home strategies to help your child and improve outcomes for the whole family.
All Maxi Mind services are provided under the guidance and supervision of our registered clinical psychologist. As such, we are covered by extended health care plans. We also have an expert team of disability tax credit specialists who help eligible clients obtain up to $30,000 in cash from the government.
Inspiration – A Message from the Director
We’ve all got our heroes – these may be performers, athletes, activists – whatever.
Maxi Mind has its hero as well: The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, to most known simply as “The Rebbe.”
The Rebbe is famous for many things – as a brilliant leader, incomparable advisor, exquisite role model, consummate scholar, prolific author, boundless philanthropist, champion for humanity.
His legendary advice and blessings have helped, without exaggeration, millions. Many even consider him to be the Moshiach (Messiah) and expect him at any moment to miraculously rise up and lead the Jewish people and all of humanity to a utopian era of wellness and sustainability, goodness and kindness, G-dliness revealed.
Yet his primary title, “Rebbe” literally means “my teacher” for the Rebbe is first and foremost an educator who is concerned with the success and character development of each child. Indeed since April 1978, each US President together with Congress has issued annual proclamations declaring the Rebbe’s Birthday as “Education and Sharing Day USA”.
When a child can’t learn – whether due to focusing or learning problems – he cannot achieve his potential, not only as a student, but as a productive and contributory participant in society.
Following the Rebbe’s lead, Maxi Mind’s goal is to help each child achieve their potential, so they can become successful participants in making the world a better place.