… when a chain of toppling dominos - stops. The smooth clickety-clickety sound of the dominos stops. The chain is broken. Like in a sentence when the smooth consonant-vowel-syllable sound of the words - stops.
Word fears, sound fears are like great big dominos you see ahead. You are on the lookout for them. When you spot trouble ahead – how do you feel ? What do you do? Maybe you think you know when the dominos could stop. If you think that the chain of dominos might stop falling at any time, your body might get anxious. Positive anxiety is called excitement. Negative anxiety is called fear. If the dominos feel out of control and frustration leads you to put them away, this is called avoidance. When talking gets too unpredictable and frustrating, sometimes children who stutter say, “Nevermind.” And they give up.
Finish this thought with your own ideas: Stuttering is sort of like…