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Word Linkage Tool


Hello everyone, and welcome back to another coaching video from the Book Stop Stuttering – How to Rewire Your Brain for Fluent Speech: The StutterMind Neuroscience Protocol. In this video, we're diving into another Tool to avoid any stutter – the Word Linkage Tool.


Let's break down what the Word Linkage Tool is and how it works. Stutters often occur at the beginning of a word rather than within the middle. But when you do encounter a feared word hidden within the middle of a sentence, word linkage can help you easily navigate and avoid a stutter. 


Similar to the Vowel Prefix Tool, we relocate the feared first letter or syllable of a word to the middle of the word, by seamlessly linking the sounds.  The vowel prefix tool however, is even easier because we don’t have create a vowel prefix sound to link to the feared word, we simply link the preceding word.

This simple act of concatenation effectively neutralizes the dreaded words, making speech flow more smoothly. When linking words, pronounce them as a single combined word, without allowing any space or pause between them.


Now, let's put this tool into practice. Again, I will read from the Caterpillar Passage, this time linking potential feared words or sounds:


Do you like amusementparks? Well, Isuredo. To amuse myself, I wenttwice last spring. My mostmemorable moment wasriding on theCaterpillar, which is agigantic rollercoaster high above theground. When I saw how high theCaterpillar rose into thebright blue sky I knew it was forme.


So easy and fluent, right?!


It's essential to pronounce the concatenated words as a single word, with no space between them. And the beauty of this tool? It’s incredibly easy and practically undetectable by the listener, allowing you to use it with confidence in any speaking situation.

Thank you for watching, and I wish you all the best on your journey to fluent speech.

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