Noting that others who stutter have held on to their dreams can help young stutterers realize that they "can do it, too." While teaching, I would often point out people who succeeded despite their speech difficulties, physical disabilities, or inability to do well at a certain subject, even reading. When something causes you to desire to succeed despite all odds, it is amazing what we can do. For Alan Rabinowitz, it was his desire to help animals. Read about him here http://magblog.audubon.org/finding-words-animals-story-alan-rabinowitz and here http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=669.