Muir Lake School


Strong Families Series: Self-Regulation Through an Occupational Therapy Lens

February 26, 2020 - Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, registered psychologist Joel Pukalo will join occupational therapist Nicole Kluthe to offer families valuable information about self-regulation, as well as practical tips for supporting their children in understanding their emotions, so they can stay calm, focus, and limit their stress levels. 

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 6pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenters: Joel Pukalo, Registered Psychologist (Family Life Psychology) & Nicole Kluthe, Occupational Therapist (Woven Blessings)

To self-regulate means to monitor and manage your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and energy states in such a way that you are able to remain calm, focused, empathetic and motivated, even when faced with a stressful situation. Self-regulation is a skill that develops over time as a child's brain matures, but as with any skill, it comes more naturally to some than others. 

This workshop will help participants better understand what self-regulation is and why it is important. We will dive into the eight sensory systems, and explore how these systems work together to enable a child to be calm in their school and home environments. Participants will learn to recognize the early signs of dysregulation, and will be provided with tools and strategies they can use to aid both individual children, as well as whole groups.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator